At 13:00 hrs today Island Offshore Management AS took delivery of the 21’st vessel in the fleet . Island Contender is of design UT 776 CDG and equipped for operating on gas alone.
Christening of the vessel is performed earlier, therefore a small ceremony with change of flag was held in Brevik today.
Island Contender is the sister ship to Island Crusader delivered in may.
Fuel consumption measurements shows that it was correct to go for this configuration, 2 larger gas engines which can be used alone or together in all operational situations, and 2 diesel engines if more power is required. With the actual prices on gas and gasoil it is a considerable saving to utilize gas, and from the environmental point of view it is much better.
The vessel has no contract yet. In a few days, after onboard preparations, she will be ready for duties in the Offshore supply market.
Press Release, September 27, 2012