2013-02-14 15:52:01 -
Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Farstad Supply AS,
reached an agreement with STX OSV AS to build one subsea/IMR vessel. This new
building is part of Farstad Shipping's expansion into the subsea market and
represents an investment of approx NOK 825 mill. Delivery of the vessel will
take place 1(st) quarter 2015.
The vessel is a STX OSV OSCV 07 design (Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel),
and is designed for subsea and IMR operations (Inspection, Maintenance and
Repair). The vessel has a total length of 143 meters, beam of 25 meters and a
deck area of more than 1,800 m². The vessel is equipped with two offshore
cranes, of which the larger one has a lifting capacity of 250 tons. Furthermore
the vessel is arranged for 3
ROV (Remote Operating Vehicles) and has an
accommodation arranged for 130 persons.
The steel hull of the vessel will be built by STX OSV yard in Tulcea, Romania
and outfitting will take place at STX OSV yard in Tomrefjord (Langsten).
CEO Karl-Johan Bakken - tel. +47 901 05 697
CFO Torstein Stavseng - tel. +47 911 07 001
Farstad Shipping's fleet currently consists of 57 vessels (28 AHTS, 26 PSV and
3 SUBSEA) and 3 PSV, 4 AHTS and 1 SUBSEA under construction. The company's
operations are managed from Aalesund, Aberdeen, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore,
Macaé and Rio de Janeiro with a total of 2080 employees engaged onshore and
offshore. The company's strategy is to be a leading quality provider of large,
modern offshore service vessels to the oil industry. The company maintains a
long-term charter profile for the fleet.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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