Otto orders at Wuchang

Singapore’s Otto Marine has ordered up to eight PSVs at China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry, it has been confirmed.

The contract comprises four confirmed newbuildings plus options for four more. Deliveries are due to take place in 2016.

Each of the Ulstein-designed ships has a maximum speed of approximately 14.5 knots and accommodates 30 people.

Measuring 83.4 metres in length and a beam of 18 metres, the DP2-rated vessels will have a cargo deck of 840 square metres and a load capacity of 4,000-dwt.

The PX121 vessels are said to be capable of supporting offshore activities which are being carried out further from shore and in deeper waters.

In addition to tanks for various contents such as oil, water, and drilling fluids, they have four stainless steel tanks for flammable liquids or corrosive chemicals (LFL tanks).

“Ulstein was chosen as the designer for the latest additions to the fleet after careful analysis of the market and our clients’ requirements leading into the future,” said Otto chief executive Garrick Stanley.