Fjellstrand AS has signed a contract with Siem Offshore Rederi AS. for the construction of an Infield Support Vessel designed by Ulstein Design and Solution AS (Ulstein SX 163) and with an option for one additional vessel.
Main dimension– Ulstein SX 163
Length: 74 meters
Beam: 17 meters
Accommodation: 60 persons
Scheduled for delivery: March 2014
Contract value: approx. NOK 300 million
A strong growth in the offshore wind industry brings forward a great demand for large vessels of high quality operating in connection with installations and service of the wind farms.
“The vessel shall be used for operations within the offshore renewable energy market and within the offshore oil and gas market with regards to installation, repair, maintenance and general service duties.” says Terje Sorensen in Siem Offshore.
The hull will be built abroad and the outfitting will be performed at the Fjellstrand Yard in Omastrand by the Hardangerfjord.
The building of two large offshore vessels and 6 “Wind Server Vessels” for the offshore wind market, will secure high activity at Fjellstrand AS towards the first quarter of 2014.