September 22, 2008
Ulstein launches largest X-bow vessel yet
Norway's Ulstein Verft has launched its largest X-bowed vessel thus far.
The 130 m long and 25 m wide offshore construction vessel Viking Poseidon is now being fitted out at the quay before delivery , scheduled for December, to Eidesvik Offshore.
Viking Poseidon is the first ship Eidesvik has ordered from the Ulstein Group, but it has also ordered two seismic vessels of the Ulstein SX120 type from Ulstein with delivery in 2010.
Viking Poseidon is an ULSTEIN SX121 that will be fitted out for 105 persons and equipped with a 250-tonnes offshore crane, a ROV garage and a helideck. The vessel will have diesel electric propulsion.
Eidesvik has a long term contract with Veolia ES Special Services in the U.S . The company will charter the vessel for eight years with options after delivery.