December 4, 2008
STX Europe wins PSV contract from Japan
STX Europe has signed contracts for delivery of design and ship equipment for four platform supply vessels of its PSV 09 CD design. The total value of the four contracts is about NOK 400 million (about $56.5 million).
STX Europe's newly opened office in Singapore played an important role in securing the order.
The vessels will be built by Japan's Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (formerly NKK Corporation and Hitachi Zosen Corporation) for delivery to the Japanese shipowner Sanko Steamship Company (Sanko Line) between 2010 and 2012.
"With these new contracts we have established a very good relationship to two of the largest and most important Japanese shipowners," says Roy Reite, President for STX Europe's business area Offshore & Specialized Vessels.
The vessels, which will have a deadweight capacity of 4,800 dwt and a length of 86.6 meters, are designed by STX Europe's design company in Å.
Two ships of this type have already been delivered. With the four new contracts in Japan, there are now 13 vessels delivered or in order.
The PSV 09 CD is a diesel-electrical driven vessel offering a large and competitive cargo-capacity, excellent maneuvering and sea keeping and low bunker consumption. The design has an environmental profile and comes with high comfort level for the crew.
Both Norwegian and foreign ship-equipment will be supplied for these contracts. Electrical and electronically equipment such as switchboards, consoles and integrated alarm- and control system and power management system will be manufactured by STX Europe's electro company. It will also supply complete drives for the electrical propulsion systems.
STX Norway Offshore Design (former Aker Yards Project) has now delivered design for more than 60 vessels, of which eleven are already delivered and 50 are under construction or in order. Approximately 20 percent of the vessels designed by STX Europe are to be built by external yards. STX Europe has already contract with another Japanese ship-owner, K-Line, for delivery of four vessels of PSV 06 CD design and two ultra-large anchor handling tug supply vessels of type AH 12.