China’s Zhejiang Shipbuilding delivers final PSV to Deep Sea Supply

6 November 2014 (Last Updated November 6th, 2014 18:30)

Sinopacific Group's Zhejiang Shipbuilding has delivered a new Ulstein-designed platform supply vessel (PSV), Sea Swift, to Cyprus-based Deep Sea Supply.

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Sinopacific Group’s Zhejiang Shipbuilding has delivered a new Ulstein-designed platform supply vessel (PSV), Sea Swift, to Cyprus-based Deep Sea Supply.

Constructed based on the large PX105 design, the delivery marks the completion of twelve vessels under order with Zhejiang yard. Some of the vessels that were previously delivered are currently operating in the North Sea.

In addition, Norway’s Ulstein has provided a package of systems and equipment as well as on-site support for the vessels.

The package includes diesel electric propulsion and engines, and the system deliveries include power distribution and propulsion, automation, internal communication and entertainment, navigation and radio.

"The X-bow hull line design avoids slamming from head sea, increases comfort and safety, and offer less fuel consumption." 

Deep Sea Supply CEO Finn Amund Norbye said: "Ulstein participated in the vessels’ construction and was also responsible for the electrical installations.

"Communication and quality of work have been good. We have taken delivery of twelve large state-of-the-art platform supply vessels in approximately 18 months, which must be considered to be very satisfactory."

The 88.9m-long and 19m-wide vessels are equipped with diesel electric propulsion and are able to operate at a speed of 15.5k.

With a dead weight of 4,700t, the vessels provide more than 1,000m² loading deck area and the X-bow hull line design avoids slamming from head sea, increases comfort and safety, and offer less fuel consumption.

The vessels were designed to meet the DNV requirements of either the Clean or Clean Design standard.


Image: Deep Sea Supply’s final platform supply vessel, Sea Swift. Photo: courtesy of Ulstein Group Asa.