Ulstein Delivers ‘Blue Queen’ Platform Supply Vessel

Photo: Ulstein Group
Photo: Ulstein Group

Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein has delivered the first of two new PX121 design platform supply vessels to be managed by Norway-based Golden Energy Offshore.

The MV Blue Queen was delivered Tuesday to Blue Ship Invest AS, an investment company within Ulstein Group, from Ulstein Verft. Golden Energy Offshore entered into the ship management contracts with BSI in November 2014. The second ship, the MV Blue Queen, is also due for delivery in in Q1 2015.

Photo: Ulstein Group
Photo: Ulstein Group

In total, 30 vessels of the PX121 design have been contracted by different ship owners for construction at various shipyards across the globe, while the MV Blue Queen is the ninth being constructed at Ulstein Verft.

“Golden Energy Offshore is a fully integrated ship owning company located in Ålesund, Norway with all management functions in-house and we look forward to working with Blue Ship Invest in providing full management for these vessels for the benefit and success of both parties,” says Per Ivar Fagervoll, CEO in Golden Energy Offshore.

In addition to the two vessels, Golden Energy Offshore has shipbuilding contracts with Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering in China for the construction of two PX121H platform supply vessels from Ulstein. The two vessels are due for delivery in Q1 and Q2 of 2016. The contract includes options for two additional vessels.

MAIN PARTICULARS YNO 305 (BLUE QUEEN)/306 (BLUE KING)

  • Length overall: approx. 83.4 m
  • Length between p.p.: 76.5 m
  • Breadth moulded: 18.0 m
  • Depth to main deck: 8.0 m
  • Deck area: 850 m2
  • Deadweight: 4,065 t