A new giant offshore vessel was launched from Ulstein Verft Sunday 21 September. Viking Poseidon for Eidesvik Offshore is 130 metres long and 25 metres wide.
The launching went well, and Viking Poseidon was a giant colourful sight at the Ulstein fjord before she was tugged to the quay at Ulstein Verft. Viking Poseidon will now be completed by the quay and tested before delivery in December, says Ulstein Verft managing director Karsten Sævik.
Eidesvik Offshore is situated in Bømlo, Norway, and is known as an innovative ship-owning company that has a strong focus on environmentally friendly solutions. Viking Poseidon is the first ship Eidesvik has ordered from the Ulstein Group, but the shipowner has also ordered two seismic vessels of the Ulstein SX120 type from Ulstein with delivery in 2010.
Viking Poseidon is an Ulstein SX121 with Ulstein X-Bow design. The vessel is 130 metres long and 25 metres wide. She will be fitted out for 105 persons and equipped with a 250-tonnes offshore crane, a ROV garage and a helideck. The vessel will have diesel electric propulsion.
Eidesvik has a longterm contract with Veolia ES Special Services in USA . The company will charter the vessel for eight years with options after delivery.