Chouest acquires newbuild Simek PSV

On sea trials the PSV still carried the name FS Scorpius On sea trials the PSV still carried the name FS Scorpius

JULY 7, 2015 —Norwegian shipbuilder Simek AS reports that its Yard No 133 has been sold to Edison Chouest Offshore.This will be the second ship Simek has delivered to Edison Choest, the first one being Yard No, 126, C-Viking. 

The price was not disclosed.

The vessel, a UT 755 LC platform supply vessel, was originally ordered by Fletcher Shipping of Aberdeen, Scotland, as the FS Scorpius (IMO number 9741554) and was bearing that name on sea trials off Simek's Flekkefjord shipyard in April.

Simek said last month that the ship would be renamed, rebuilt to support a FiFi system and that it would be repainted in Edison Chouest's color scheme before being handed over to the new owner.

  • Design: UT - 755 LC
  • Type: PSV
  • Class: Det Norske Veritas +1A1, SF, EO, DK(+), HL (2,8), Clean, Comf-V3, Dynpos, Autr, Oilrec. 

Main Particulars:

  • Gross tonnage: 2,418 t
  • Length o.a.: 76.40 m
  • Length b.p.: 68.20 m
  • Beam: 16.00 m
  • Depth, main deck: 7.00 m
  • Draft, loaded: 5.80 m
  • Speed: 15 knots


  • Fuel Oil: 920 cu.m
  • Fresh Water: 1,150 cu.m
  • Water Ballast: 1,550 cu.m
  • Engine: Bergen Diesel, 2 x 2,560 bkW
  • Accommodation: 30 men

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