Platform supply vessel Far Solitaire (UT 754 WP) has today been delivered from STX OSV Langsten to Farstad Supply AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Farstad Shipping ASA.
The vessel, recently awarded a «Ship of the Year 2012» title by Skipsrevyen, will start a term charter contract with Statoil with a firm period of 3 months and further 3 monthly options.
Far Solitaire is a platform supply vessel (PSV) specially designed to meet the increasing demand from the oil and gas industry for transport of noxious liquid substances (NLS products) to and from the offshore installations. Handling NLS products may entail hazard, and transportation is subject to strict regulations. Conventional offshore supply vessels are limited to transport maximum 800 cubic metres of NLS products at the time, which often may be considered insufficient for the petroleum companies. Farstad Shipping’s latest addition to its fleet is in compliance with the requirements for chemical tankers (IBC Code 2 compliant) in this respect, and can carry more than 1 600 cubic metres of NLS products at the time.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, October 4, 2012