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Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore have ordered a large, advanced construction support vessel (CSV). The vessel will be delivered second quarter 2014 and is to be operated by Ocean Installer.
The vessel, of type OSCV 06L, has been designed by shipbuilder STX OSV and Solstad, in close cooperation with Ocean Installer. The vessel is equipped with a 3,000 ton carousel, a 400 ton active heave compensated crane and launching systems for remotely operated vehicles. The vessel is designed to operate efficiently under demanding conditions and is well fitted for subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines operations.
The total project cost, including project management, spare parts and mobilization, is $251 million. Ocean Installer and Solstad will have joint ownership of the vessel following her completion.
The vessel will be the third in Ocean Installer's fleet of operated subsea vessels, following Normand Mermaid and Normand Clipper, both chartered from Solstad.