Norway: STX OSV Wins Construction Contracts for Four PSV

STX OSV Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, has secured new contracts for the construction of four Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for Island Offshore. The combined value of all four contracts exceeds NOK 1 billion. The first two contracts are expected to become effective in November 2011, and the remaining two in January 2012.

All four contracts are subject to financing approvals. The vessels will be of Rolls Royce’s UT 717 CD design. The overall length of each vessel will be 84.3 meters with a beam of 17 meters, and the deadweight will be approximately 3800 DWT. Deliveries are scheduled from STX OSV Brevik in Norway in the third and fourth quarter 2013 respectively for the first two vessels, and in the first quarter 2014 for the other two vessels. The hulls of the vessels will be delivered from STX OSV Braila in Romania.

The Island Offshore Group is a leading provider of services to the offshore industry managing a fleet of 20 high quality vessels with an average age of less than four years, currently operating in Brazil, Mexico, USA and in the North Sea. STX OSV has delivered more than 25 vessels to Island Offshore over the past ten years, and already has four vessels under construction for this long-standing client prior to securing the new contracts.

STX OSV Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels used in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production and oil services industries. Headquartered in Norway and with approximately 9,000 employees, STX OSV operates nine strategically located shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in Vietnam. STX OSV’s long shipbuilding traditions, cutting-edge innovation and technology coupled with its global operations ensure access to the fastest growing oil exploration markets. The company’s expertise and track record in constructing complex and highly customized offshore and specialized vessels have earned it recognition from industry players and enabled it to build strong relationships with its customers. STX OSV’s major shareholder STX Europe is part of the international STX Group. STX Group has approximately 54,000 employees, and aims to be a global top player in its core areas; shipping and trade, shipbuilding and machineries, plant and construction, and energy.

(1 billion Norwegian kroner = 181.98400 million U.S. dollars)

Source: stxosv, October 31, 2011

Posted on October 31, 2011