SKUDENSHAVN, Norway -Solstad Offshore has contracted Bergen Group for a newbuild diving/offshore construction vessel for delivery in September 2010.
Skipsteknisk in Aalesund designed the 120 m long (394 ft), 23 m (75.5 ft) beam ST 256 L CD vessel. Features will include a 200 ton (181 metric ton) offshore crane, a diesel electric propulsion system, a DP-3 dynamic positioning system, a 24-man diving system, and ROV handling capability.
A yard in Poland will build the hull, followed by outfitting at Bergen Group's facility in Bergen. The contract value is around $134 million.