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Only partly
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Marine Log

Normand Seven

June 12, 2007

Ulstein Verft vessel named "Ship of the Year"

Ulstein Verft's Building no. 277, the Normand Seven, has been voted "Ship of the Year 2007," by a Norwegian panel.

The award was presented today by Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry Dag Terje Andersen at the Nor-Shipping trade show.

This is the the second year in a row that the Ulstein Group has received the award. Last year the first vessel with an Ulstein X-bow, the Bourbon Orca, was named "Ship of the Year".

Readers of maritime magazine Skipsrevyen nominate candidates and a jury of three picks the winner.

This year, Normand Seven was selected for its significance in taking the Norwegian shipyard industry into a new, future-oriented niche.

The ship is of Vik-Sandvik's design VS 4220 OCV.and the first purely offshore construction vessel from a Norwegian yard.

At 130 meters long and 28 meters wide, the Normand Seven is the largest ship ever built by Ulstein Verft. The bridge alone is 400 square meters.