Gulf Offshore Norge, a subsidiary of Gulfmark Offshore, Inc. has exercised an option to build another PSV of Skipsteknisk design, at SIMEK in Flekkefjord Norway. The vessel designated ST-216 Arctic, is based on the successful ST-216L CD design, but will have new modified bow shape and a new improved tank configuration.
This vessel is designed for harsh environment operations, and will be ice classed and winterized for cold climate conditions. ST-216 Arctic will have over 1000 square meters of deck area and large cargo carrying capacity. In addition, the vessel will have a green profile and fitted for rescue and oil recovery capabilities.
It will be the second vessel of ST-design ordered by Gulf Offshore Norway.
Delivery of this vessel is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.
Length O.A.: 93.40 m
Beam: 19.20 m
Depth: to main deck 8.4 m
Speed: 18 knots
Deadweight: 5100 tons
Accommodation: 28 persons
Deck area: 1060 m2
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, January 31, 2012; Image: skipsteknisk