Eidesvik Offshore has awarded a contract to ULSTEIN to deliver an offshore IMR / construction vessel of the ULSTEIN SX148 design.
The ship will carry out highly advanced subsea work including inspection, maintenance and repair of oil installations on the sea bottom, clearing oil and gas wells, and well stimulation.
The vessel is equipped with three ROVs and a module handling system with a moon pool located centrally in its hangar.
The ship also has a 100t active heave compensated offshore crane and a high freeboard, while the X-BOW hull line design reduces hull motion from high waves. It is also ice-reinforced for Arctic conditions.
The vessel will be 106.5m long and 24.5m wide with a top speed of over 17kts. It will accommodate a crew of 90.
The ship will be in service for operator Statoil on completion at the end of 2012.