Guangzhou: Ulstein has entered into an agreement with Cosco (Guangdong) Shipyard on deliveries of ship design, power & control equipment and on-site follow-up services of two platform supply vessels of the PX121 design. The vessels have been ordered by Vroon Offshore Services of the Netherlands.
“These two vessels are part of the Vroon commitment to our business partners and will support us in meeting their service requirements in the best possible way. All at Vroon are excited to welcome these new vessels to our fleet in 2015,’’ commented Jan-Piet Baars, managing director of Vroon Offshore Services.
“The PX121 is becoming increasingly attractive to oil companies as it offers a competitive combination of fuel-efficiency and cargo capacities/deadweight,” explained Sigurd Viseth, managing director of Ulstein Design & Solutions. “This translates to a performance level that is usually expected from larger PSVs, but at a medium-sized PSV cost – delivering excellent value-for-money for the owner and operator. We’re delighted that Vroon sees the compelling benefits of this vessel. We expect to see more newbuilds of the same design type in the years to come.”
Earlier in 2013, Vroon committed to two of the same PX121 design and equipment deals, with an option for a further two. This week’s agreement marks the declaration of that option.
Each of Vroon’s four PSVs is scheduled for delivery in 2015 and intended for operation in European waters. [30/10/13]