The vessel has been redesigned in the engineering phase, and thus, the final vessel has increased both in length and beam. The vessel will be 159.8 metres long with a beam of 30 metres. The deadweight will be approximately 14 000 tonnes, resulting in increased deck area and tank capacity.
“Ulstein Verft has a unique position by the in-house multidisciplinary know-how of ship designs and a large technical department. This give our customers added value in which it enables us to take on such major change orders,” says project manager in Ulstein Verft, Per Svein Brekke.
The total steel volume is about 8.800 tonnes, or approximately the same as five platform supply vessels. Of this volume, Ulstein Verft’s department in Vanylven will produce approx. 1,520 tonnes - the largest steel volume delivered to one project from this department.
Most sections for the fore ship are now ready to be assembled and outfitted at Ulstein Verft. Due to the massive change order the delivery is now scheduled for Q4 2015.
Around the clock from left:
Blocks for the fore ship
Engine room modules
Project manager in Ulstein Verft, Per Svein Brekke, crane supervisor Ove Blindheim and project manager in Island Offshore, Tom Inge Vetrhus, and several from the teams involved
The tradition of placing 'mast coins' on the cushions in the dock hall prior to positioning the first section is kept alive