Norway-based shipbuilder Ulstein has received an order from Brazilian ship owner CBO to deliver a design and equipment package for a platform supply vessel (PSV) in the PX105 type.
The contract also includes the option for the supply of similar packages for two more vessels.
CBO director Alfredo Naslausky said: "Due to the excellent performance demonstrated by our PX105 and PX106 vessels, we decided to build another Ulstein PX105 at the Estaleiro Aliança.
"We are sure that the good cooperation between our companies will continue also in the future."
Under the deal, Ulstein will provide its IAS-integrated, automation system, COM communication system and Bridge complete integrated radio and navigation equipment.
The new, 88.9m-long and 19m-wide vessel will be designed to meet the requirements of the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras 4500 tender. It is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2016.
In addition, this cost-effective and fuel-saving vessel, with a cargo deck area of around 940m², will also offer better safety and comfort for the crews.
The PSV will have the capacity to accommodate 23 people, include a high operational window and be capable of undertaking complex assignments far from shore.
Ulstein design and solutions Brazil sales manager Kim Lillebø said: "The ship owner, CBO, is a good customer for us, and when they choose to build our PSV designs it is a confirmation that they are satisfied with the performance and capacities of their existing Ulstein vessels."
The new order represents the Ulstein design in CBO’s fleet and the new vessel will be constructed at Aliança shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image: CBO’s new PSV in the Ulstein PX105 design. Photo: courtesy of Ulstein Group ASA.