Double Baptizing in Norway

Two naming ceremonies are taking place in Norway today, April 9, 2015. Farstad is baptizing its latest subsea vessels “Far Sleipner” in Ålesund, while Olympic Shipping will christen “Olympic Bibby” in Fosnavåg.

The ceremony for Far Sleipner kicked off at 10:00. Farstad Shipping took delivery of the subsea/construction vessel (Vard 3 07) from Vard Langsten on Thursday March 26, 2015.

The vessel is designed for subsea construction/IMR operations to 3,000 meters water depth, has an overall length of 142.6 meters, beam of 25 meters and a deck area of 1,800 m².

The vessel is equipped with two offshore cranes, of which the larger one has a lifting capacity of 350 tons. Furthermore the vessel is arranged for 3 ROVs and accommodation for 130 persons.

Far Sleipner will enter into a charter contract to Technip for a period of approximately 11 months, divided into two firm periods.

Olympic Bibby

Olympic Bibby ceremony and open ship day is scheduled for 16:00. Oympic Nike’s sister-vessel, build number 371, with OCV MT 6021 design ‘Oympic Bibby’, has been signed to a contract with Bibby Offshore for 3 years with options for an additional 3 years.

Olympic Shipping contracted Kleven to build the vessel in January 2014. The contract value was around NOK 400 million.

Subsea World News Staff; Image: Rolls-Royce/Kleven

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