Norway’s Ulstein has entered into an agreement with COSCO (Guang Dong) Shipyard Co. Ltd, China, on the deliveries of ship design, power and control equipment and on-site follow-up services of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) of the PX121 design. The vessels are ordered by Vroon Offshore Services of the Netherlands.
Earlier in 2013, Vroon committed to two of the same PX121 design and equipment deals, with an option for a further two. The recent agreement marked the declaration of the option.
Each of Vroon’s four PSVs is scheduled for delivery in 2015 and intended for operation in European waters. Measuring 83.4m in length and a beam of 18m, they have a rectangular cargo deck of 830m² and a capacity of 4,200 dwt.
Thanks to flexible tank capacities, the PX121 is set up to support drilling activities with longer and deeper boreholes and activities further from shore. In addition to tanks for oil, water and drilling fluids, the vessel also has two stainless steel tanks for flammable liquids or corrosive chemicals. Each ship will be equipped with dynamic positioning system Class II and meets the requirements of ‘Clean Design’, according to ABS class.
The PX121 comes with Ulstein X-BOW®, reaches a maximum speed of approximately 15 knots and has modern accommodation for 23 people.