VIDEO: Havyard christens newbuild PSV Olympus (Norway)

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Havyard has reported that this Saturday (November 15) a naming ceremony was held at Fosnavåg, Norway for a platform supply vessel (PSV) named Olympus. 

The vessel was built for Indian shipping company Global Offshore Services. It is the third in the series of Havyard’s 832 design, and the eighth vessel to be delivered to Global Offshore Services.

The christening ceremony was held at quay in Fosnavåg where the godmother Sun Wen wished the vessel good luck. Havyard says that it is a tradition for Global Offshore to name their ships after mountains. The newbuild PSV was named by a Greek mountain Olympus, which at 2,919 metres is the tallest mountain in Greece.

According to Havyard, the ship left Fosnavåg on Saturday afternoon and it is now heading for Aberdeen and the spot market.

“It may not be the best timing, but looking at the quality of the vessel I am sure that long term charters will present themselves quickly,” says Aditya Garware, Global Offshore Services Managing Director.

Radek Kaminski, a project manager for the newbuild, said: “This is a type of vessel that Havyard specialises in, so there were no particular technical challenges in the building process. But, although it was a straightforward project, the vessel was built during a particularly hectic period at the shipyard, which required some extra coordination effort, since several ships were being built at the same time.”

“The communication with Global Offshore has been excellent, as always. As a result of our long-standing cooperation, we have a very good understanding of each other’s wishes and expectations – in fact, we understand each other so well that Olympus is the first project we have carried out without an inspector present from the customer,” says Kaminski.

The vessel is 72,19 m long, with a deadweight of 4000 tonnes and can accommodate 26 persons.


Offshore Energy Today Staff


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