Ship Photos of the Day – Record Launch at Ulstein

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On Tuesday night, yard number 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore, was launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway.

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Measuring close to 160 meters in length and with at beam of 30 meters, the vessel is the largest offshore vessel so far from Ulstein Verft.

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The vessel is owned by Island Ventures II, a joint venture between Norway-based Island Offshore and US-based Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The vessel will be manage by ECO, hence the paint scheme and logo.

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The vessel, which will be named Island Venture, is one of two ULSTEIN SX165 OCV design vessels ordered by Island Ventures II featuring Ulstein’s patented X-Bow hull design. The other ship is being built at ECO’s LaShip yard in Louisiana and is the first X-bow to be built in the United States.

Below is an illustration of the completed vessel. 

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