Ulstein marks milestone in construction of giant OCV

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MAY 8, 2015 — Norway’s Ulstein Verft has reached an important milestone in the construction of  its largest ship thus far, yard number 302, the first of the two giant SX165 design construction vessels ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through Island Ventures II LLC (see earlier story).

Tuesday morning, April 28, the tow of the aft ship arrived at the shipyard. The next operation was to move the 6,500 t section into the dock and connect it to the foreship which is positioned inside the dock hall.

When yard number 302 is completed in the fourth quarter of this year, the OCV vessel will have a length of almost 160 m and be 30 m wide.

The sister vessel will be built in the U.S. at Edison Chouest’s LaShip shipyard.

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