Island Offshore announced today that it has signed a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan for the construction of a large offshore vessel to be built according to Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU) regulations.
The vessel is of Rolls-Royce UT 777 design, developed in close cooperation with Island Offshore. Emphasis has been placed on designing and outfitting the vessel for optimal subsea operations, such as Tophole Drilling, Light Well Intervention, Subsea Construction and Inspection, Maintenance and Repair work. The vessel is due for delivery in 2017.
Earlier this month, Island Offshore took delivery of Island Dawn from the Vard Brevik shipyard in Norway. This was the third platform supply vessel in a series of four Rolls-Royce UT 717 CD designs, delivered from Vard Brevik.