North Star Shipping, a division of the Aberdeen-based global shipping and energy services firm the Craig Group is to build two platform supply vessels to support Talisman Energy UK’s North Sea operations.
This follows a new contract from Talisman Energy UK for five years with multiple options.
The two IMT-982 designed vessels will be 83m long with an 18m beam and have diesel electric propulsion systems. They have been specifically designed to meet the requirements of Talisman Energy in the North Sea.
They will be built at the Balenciaga Shipyard in northern Spain and are due for delivery in the second and fourth quarter of 2013. They will bring the Craig Group fleet to 37.