New offshore installation vessel delivered to Island Offshore

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Island Offshore has taken delivery of a new offshore installation vessel named Island Victory.

Island Victory vessel; Source: Island Offshore

The new vessel was christened in a ceremony held last Friday, February 7 at VARD Langsten.

The vessel owner said that the Island Victory would be heading straight into operation after delivery. The vessel will first spend a couple of weeks in the spot market, before starting a series of awarded contracts, securing work for the vessel potentially throughout October this year, Island Offshore said last Friday.

The vessel has already secured jobs in the Barents Sea as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.

“We experience great interest for this vessel. Having jobs lined up in coming months, confirms this and is highly appreciated. We expect that the interest and work opportunities will increase as we enter into operation and prove the vessel and crew capabilities,” said Managing Director of Island Offshore Management, Tommy Walaunet.

In addition to heavy tows and installation duties, the vessel can also hold two whole anchor spreads on deck, which few other vessels can match.

The towering vessel with yard number 831 was built by VARD. It has a breadth of 25 meters, a length of 123 meters, and a deck space of 1.200m2.

The Island Victory, of a UT 797 CX design, was designed by Kongsberg Maritime. The vessel is equipped with a 250 tonnes offshore crane, two ROVs and a large moon pool, making it suitable for both pre-lay of anchor systems, installation of subsea equipment on the seabed, maintenance of oil wells, regular anchor handling as well as installation of offshore windmills.


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