Astilleros Gondan vessel launched

On the 18 of October our new vessel under construction at  Astilleros Gondan Shipyard was launched to sea. This is the second vessel Astilleros Gondan constructs for Simon Møkster. The vessel is a UT 776 WP.

Gondan has previously delivered “Stril Merkur”, a multi field support vessel on schedule and to good quality. Delivery of the new build to Statoil will be in the summer of 2014. Statoil is a major customer for Simon Møkster and this agreement consolidates Simon Møkster's position as a long term supplier to Statoil. The vessel, which is a WP UT776 design, will be built with NOFO 2009, Ice-1C, De-Ice and Rescue class. This is in line with Simon Møkster's strategy to increase its activity in the northern regions. Simon Møkster is planning to recruit the vessels crew, which will consist of approximately 30 persons, from the northern area of Norway. Simon Møksters recruitment will be done from Møksters office in Hammerfest, i.e. Møkster Polar, which was started last year. This Statoil contract will give a positive contribution to Simon Møksters new office in Hammerfest. The vessel will also be built according to Simon Møkster's philosophy of having an environmentally friendly fleet. Much effort has been put into fuel efficiency and emissions reductions. In line with Statoil's requirements, the vessel will have a large deck area (> 1000m2), large under-deck capacity and excellent station keeping capabilities.

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