STX OSV Secures Contract to Design OSCV for DOF

STX OSV Secures Contract to Design OSCV for DOF

STX OSV Holdings Limited (“STX OSV”), one of themajor global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, announces that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for DOF.

The value of the contract amounts to approximately NOK 650 million. The vessel is of OSCV 11 design, developed by STX OSV in Ĺlesund, Norway. It will be designed with the new innovative moon pool concept from STX OSV.

STX OSV Design has together with Marintek and DOF Management just completed an extensive research program supported by the Norwegian Research

Council, focusing on safe design and operation of moon pools. The results of the three years’ R&D program have been incorporated into the new moon pool design for the OSCV. Compared to vessels with conventional moon pool design, the vessel can operate in a wider range of weather conditions in a safer manner for the vessel’s crew and equipment.


Offshore Nieuws  Staff, March 20, 2012; Image:  STX