June 9, 2005
Ulstein makes Brazilian breakthrough
Norway's Ulstein Design has achieved a breakthrough in Brazil with the sale of two platform supply vessel packages to Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO). CBO is a major Brazilian offshore supply operation and is owned by the Fischer Group, which also has a fleet of juice transportation vessels.
The vessels will be of Ulstein's P106 design and are to be built at the Ebin shipyard in Rio. The packages include most of the equipment that will be onboard and are for two different versions of the P106.
Unlike the diesel electric P106 Far Splendour delivered in December 2003 to Farstad Shipping, the CBO vessels will have diesel mechanical propulsionl
The first vessel will primarily transport diesel oil, while the second will be used for more general transportation purposes to oil installations on the Brazilian shelf. They will take about two years to complete and the work will start immediately on finalization of the necessary drawings.
The Ulstein P106 build is a medium-sized platform supply vessel with good sea-going qualities. These give high operability as evidenced by the feedback from Far Splendour. The vessel is compact, with excellent space utilization and highly economic fuel consumption. The length is 74.3 meters, breadth is 16 meters and deadweight tonnage at maximum drauft is 3,500. Total load capacity on the 700 square meter deck is about 1,500 tons.