HAMBURG, Germany --OSM Schiffart has contracted Rolls-Royce for designs and equipment for six new offshore support vessels, with options for a further six. All are under construction at yards in Norway and Korea for the Nordcapital Group, a partner with Norway's OSM in the OSM Schiffart joint venture.
Four of the vessels are UT 786 CD deepwater anchorhandlers, with full supply and standby/rescue capability. They are being built at the Sekwang shipyard in Korea, which has already built delivered nine Rolls-Royce-designed vessels. The UT 786 CD is 86 m (282-ft) long, with a beam of 20 m (65.62-ft), a bollard pull capacity of 200 tonnes (220 tons), and a maximum speed of around 18 knots. Its low resistance hull form also aids low fuel consumption
The two others are UT 776 CD, 93 m (305-ft) long platform supply vessels, which Aker Yards Brevik in Norway is due to deliver during late 2009 to early 2010. This design provides a cargo deck area of 1,030 sq m.