Ulstein completes Normand Ranger AHTS

Ulstein Verft has delivered the anchorhandler tug supply vessel Normand Ranger to Solstad Offshore.

Offshore staff 

ULSTEINVIK, Norway -- Ulstein Verft has delivered the anchorhandler tug supply vessel Normand Ranger to Solstad Offshore.

The vessel was transferred half-built to Ulstein Verft last August from the bankrupt shipyard Karmsund Maritime Service shipyard.

Solstad Offshore shipowner Lars Peder Solstad said: “It is challenging to take over a half produced vessel. We had to get a complete picture of everything that had been done, and whether it had been done correctly in relation to the regulations. Furthermore, we had to provide an overview of which suppliers were still a part of the project.

Normand Ranger is a type VS 490 AHTS from Wärtsilä Ship Design. It is 91 m (298 ft)long, 22 m (72 ft)wide, with accommodation for 58 personnel, and a deadweight of around 4,500 metric tons (4,960 tons). It also provides a bollard pull of 287 mt (316 t), and is equipped with a Triplex multi-deck handler and an Odim anchor recovery frame to assist safe anchor handling operations on deck.

The vessel will be made available on the North Sea spot market.

05/06/2010

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