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STX EUROPE TO BUILD LNG POWERED PLATFORM SUPPLY VESSEL FOR SOLSTAD
7.6.2010


STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 12 LNG design. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 450 million.

Roy  Reite,  President  of  STX  Europe's  Offshore  &  Specialized  Vessels  business area,  says: "Today's order confirms our strong position in design and building of environmentally friendly vessels. We have a strong focus on environmental concerns throughout a vessel's value chain - from design and construction through the ship's operating life. LNG is a technology in which we already have a strong track record, and we look forward to developing the new vessel together with Solstad."

The vessel is designed with focus on low fuel consumption, and precautions in accordance with DNV's Clean Design requirements are incorporated in the design.

The vessel will be able to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Biofuel and ordinary marine diesel oil. STX Europe's gas tank solution is unique, the LNG tank does not reduce the cargo capacity on board; rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.

The vessel is further arranged for rescue operations, recovery of personnel and oil recovery operations.

The vessel has been designed by STX Europe's design office in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at STX Europe in Tulcea, Romania, and outfitted at the STX Europe yard Langsten in Norway.

 

Length overall                                    approx.                94.3 m

Breadth moulded                               approx.                20.0 m

Depth main deck                               approx.                  8.3 m

Deadweight at max draught              approx.               5.000 t

 

Picture is available at:  www.stxeurope.com - media centre - download centre

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For further information please contact:

STX Norway Offshore AS

Anita Akselvoll 
Communications Manager 
Offshore & Specialized Vessels
 
Direct: +47 71 18 35 34 
Mobile: +47 91 69 00 51 
hege.akselvoll@stxeurope.com 
 

 

Magne Håberg

SVP Sales & Marketing
Offshore & Specialized Vessels
 
Direct: +47 70 21 06 10 
Mobile: +47  91 51 02 31  

 

 

 

 

STX Europe is an international shipbuilding group which aims to be the leading builder of cruise and offshore vessels. The group has a strong position in terms of developing state-of-the-art concepts, technology, processes and products for customers around the world. STX Europe comprises 15 shipyards in Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Brazil and Vietnam. STX Europe has approx. 16 000 employees. Formerly known as Aker Yards, the group changed its name to STX Europe in November 2008.

 

STX Europe's principal shareholder, the international industrial group STX, has approximately 40 000 employees and aims to be a global top player in its core areas; shipping and trade, shipbuilding and machineries, plant and construction, and energy. 

 


 
   
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