Aker Yards has delivered the platform supply vessel, Volstad Princess, to Volstad Shipping AS. This delivery is the third vessel of this type from Aker Yards facility in Brattvaag to Volstad Shipping within a one year periode. Designed for world wide operations, the ship is delivered three weeks before schedule. The vessel will operate on charter for StatoilHydro.

"We in Volstad Shipping are highly satisfied with both design and yard. The sister ships Volstad Viking and Volstad supplier have been very well received in the market. The three year contract and options with StatoilHydro for Volstad Princess strengthen this picture.
The work that has been done on Volstad Princess holds a very high standard. In addition the yard has set an example of very flexible and solution oriented conduct. New technological challenges have been solved in an excellent way, and that the delivery in addition fined place three weeks ahead of contract date is no less that impressive in today's market situation, where long delays are more common", says Eivind Volstad, Managing Director of Volstad Shipping.
Silent running high comfort vessel
The vessel has the designation ST-216L CD with focus on environmental friendly and safe operations. The vessel features a diesel-electric fuel saving propulsion system, engines with low emissions to air and SCR catalysts reducing the NOx level. New developed designs of switchboards and IAS are delivered by Aker Yards Electro.
Volstad Princess meets the latest regulations for spilled oil recovery operations (ORO) by the NOFO 2005 standard and can also perform rescue operations for up to 300 survivors. In particular, the vessel is also prepared for future operations in the northern cold areas, with ice strengthened hull and propellers and  also DE-ICE notation.
The accommodation onboard is of a high standard with high comfort, and the ship meets all the latest criteria for the crew onboard. 
The hull has been built at Aker Yards, Tulcea in Romania, and has been commissioned at Aker Yards Brattvaag in Norway.
Fast facts:
Yard No.                     129
Yard                            Aker Yards, Brattvaag
Design                                    ST-216L CD by Skipsteknisk AS
Length over all            93.40 m
Breadth moulded        19.20 m
Depth to main deck      8.40 m
Draught max                6.85 m
Gross tonnage           4183 t
Cargo capacity           5000 t
Speed approx.                        18.4 knots at draft 4.8 m
Accomodation                        28 pers.
Class: DNV +1A1 SF, E0, DYNPOS AUTR, CLEAN DESIGN, COMF-C(3)/-V(3), DK(+), HL(2,8), OIL REC (NOFO 2005), LFL*, ICE-1B , DE-ICE, NAUT OSV (LoC).
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For further information please contact:
Aker Yards, Offshore & Specialized Vessels
Hege Anita Akselvoll               Communications Manager                Tel +47 71 18 35 34
Volstad Shipping AS
Eivind Volstad                        Managing Director                             Tel +47 70 11 18 80
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels and offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 18 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam. Aker Yards has approximately 21,000 employees.

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