ULSTEINVIK, Norway – ULSTEIN will deliver a newbuild multipurpose offshore vessel to Island Offshore and its American partner Edison Chouest Offshore, under the terms of a contract that includes an option for an additional vessel. Delivery is scheduled for May 2014.
Based on the ULSTEIN SX121 design, the vessel will be equipped for well intervention, IMR (inspection, repair and maintenance) and SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) operations.
The DP-3 vessel will measure 130 m (427 ft) in length by 25 m (82 ft) in width and will be capable of operating in water depths of 3000 m (9,843 ft). Equipment includes a vertical lay system, a 250-ton heave compensated crane, and room below deck for a rotating carousel with a capacity to load 2,500 tons. The vessel will have two ROVs on board and accommodations for 130 crew members.