Ulstein Verft delivers third PX121 design PSV to Blue Ship Invest

7 March 2013 (Last Updated March 7th, 2013 18:30)

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has delivered Blue Power, the third of six medium-sized PX121 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to Blue Ship Invest.

Blue Power PSV

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has delivered Blue Power, the third of six medium-sized PX121 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to Blue Ship Invest.

The new PSV has a length of 83.4m, beam of 18m, cargo deck of 875m² and a load capacity of 4,200dwt.

Blue Power can operate at a maximum operating speed of 16 knots and is capable of accommodating 24 people.

The vessel also meets the requirements of DNV’s Clean Design notation and is prepared for fire-fighting class Fi-Fi II.

Blue Ship Invest has also entered into an agreement with Atlantic Offshore for the technical and commercial management of the new PSV.

The new PSV is suitable for several types of supply contracts due to its optimised tank capacities and its flexible, segregated tank arrangements.

Apart from the tanks for oil, water and drilling fluids, the vessel is equipped with four stainless-steel tanks for flammable liquids.

Ulstein said the vessel’s X-BOW hull line design provides efficiency over a wide draught range, which is important for PSVs as they operate with varying loads.

The vessel is equipped with a dynamic positioning system IMO class II and both the hull and propulsion system allows the vessel to operate in North Sea and North Atlantic conditions.

The new PSV has a power distribution and electrical propulsion system provided by Ulstein Power & Control.

Blue Power also features the information and communication system ULSTEIN COM, modular consoles and integrated navigation systems, and the integrated automation system ULSTEIN IAS.


Image: Blue Ship Invest’s new 83.4m long PSV is equipped with four stainless-steel tanks for flammable liquids. Photo: Ulstein.