Solstad Announces Firm Contracts for New Large Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/10/2014, Location: Europe

Solstad Offshore announces firm contracts for a new large offshore subsea construction vessel. The client will charter the vessel for a minimum of 8 years from delivery, scheduled to be 2Q 2016. The vessel is a VARD 3 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Alesund. The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, while outfitting of the vessel will take place at Vard Brattvaag in Norway.

The vessel, which will become the largest in the Solstad-fleet, will have a 550-ton top tension vertical lay-system, enabling the installation of large diameter flexible pipes in ultra-deepwater environments. In addition, it will be equipped with a 900 ton active heave compensated offshore crane and a 4.000 ton under-deck carousel for storage of flexible pipes, cables and umbilical’s. The vessel will be about 180 meters long, have a beam of 33 meters and a deck area of more than 2.500 m2


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