Energy giant Shell has selected ship company Edison Chouest to build a 360ft ice-class anchor handling tug supply vessel.
The shipbuilding contract, valued at $150m, is Edison Chouest’s biggest construction order, the Houma Daily Comet reports.
The vessel will feature a steel double hull and will be designed for low engine sound and emissions as well as zero discharge.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2012.
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