Singapore-registered STX OSV Holdings Limited (STX OSV), a major global designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, has secured a new contract for the construction of a Forage Carrier for Eidsvaag AS, a family-owned shipping company domiciled in Frøya in Norway. The contract value is approximately NOK 200 million (approx. USD 33.5 million).
The LNG powered vessel will be purpose-built for the bulk transport and delivery of fish feed to fish farms and will operate for Skretting AS, described as the world leader in the production and supply of feed for farmed fish and shrimp.
Delivery is scheduled from STX OSV Brattvaag in Norway in the second quarter 2013. The hull of the vessel will be built at STX OSV Tulcea in Romania.
The vessel will be of Rolls-Royce NVC-401 LNG design. The overall length is approximately 75 meters with a beam of 13.6 meters.
(This article compiled using information from an STX OSV press release)