Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd., China, held a steel cutting ceremony on Friday, February 6, 2015, for the first of four platform supply vessels of ULSTEIN’s PX121 design being built for Otto Offshore.
The shipbuilding contracts at Wuchang were announced in August 2014. Ulstein Design & Solutions is contracted on the delivery of ship design & equipment to four PX121 type platform supply vessels.
The contract includes the deliveries of design, engineering and main equipment. An extensive delivery from Ulstein Power & Control includes integrated control systems, bridge (radio, navigation), switchboard, diesel electric propulsion and frequency converters, and communication systems.
Ship owner is the Singapore based Otto Offshore Ltd., a company in Otto Marine Ltd., who will receive all vessels in 2016. The contract also includes an option for four more vessels.