STX OSV secures three separate OSCV orders from Norwegian firms

17 February 2013 (Last Updated February 17th, 2013 18:30)

Singapore's STX OSV Holdings (STX OSV) has won three separate contracts from DOF Subsea, Farstad Shipping and Solstad Offshore to design and build one offshore subsea construction vessel (OSCV) for each company.

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Singapore’s STX OSV Holdings (STX OSV) has won three separate contracts from DOF Subsea, Farstad Shipping and Solstad Offshore to design and build one offshore subsea construction vessel (OSCV) for each company.

STX OSV Tulcea in Romania will provide hulls for the three OSCVs to be built for the Norwegian-based owners.

The vessel for DOF Subsea will be of the OSCV 12 design, with a length of 161m, breadth of 32m and is scheduled to be delivered from STX OSV Søviknes yard in the first quarter of 2015.

Under the second NOK800m ($144m) contract from Farstad, the vessel will be built to OSCV 07 design for subsea and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) operations.

With a total length of 143m, beam of 25m and a deck area of over 1,800m², the vessel will be equipped with two offshore cranes, the largest of which will have a lifting capacity of 250t.

Following delivery from STX OSV Langsten in the first quarter of 2015, the vessel will be arranged for three remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and will be capable of accommodating 130 people.

STX OSV is currently building three PSVs and four AHTS for Farstad.

Under a NOK600m ($108m) contract from Solstad, STX will build an OSCV vessel based on the company’s OSCV 03 design.

The 100-capacity vessel will have a length of 121m, width of 23m and will be equipped with a 250t crane.

STX OSV Aukra in Norway will be responsible for the delivery of the vessel in the second quarter of 2014.

STX OSV operates nine shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in Vietnam.


Image: The 143m long OSCV 07 design vessel for Farstad is one of three separate orders won by STX OSV. Credit: STX OSV.