First Olympic commissioning service operation vessel launched by Ulstein

Photo credit: Ulstein / Launch of first Olympic CSOV

Ulstein Verft in Norway has launched the first commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) for Norway-based Olympic, which has a fleet that operates in the subsea service.

The contract between Olympic and Ulstein was signed in 2022 and includes the construction of two CSOVs at Ulstein Verft.

Olympic Boreas, the first of two sister vessels for Olympic, launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft, Norway on April 6. The vessel is based on the novel TWIN X-STERN solution, a ‘4-wheel-drive’ solution for the seas.

Olympic VP Commercial Frode Andreassen, said: “Ulstein’s exceptional building quality in the construction process is impressive.

“We look forward to taking delivery of this state-of-the-art CSOV vessel, equipped with cutting-edge technology that enables sustainable operations, upon its completion this summer.”

The hulls are built by the Crist yard in Poland. The vessels are powered by diesel-electric propulsion with variable speed and large battery energy storage systems.

Ulstein Power & Control has been contracted to deliver an extended power and automation package, including a large battery supply.

The vessels are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and have a length of 89.6m and a beam of 19.2m and accommodate 126 people in 91 cabins, all with daylight.

As Ulstein Verft claims, “the hull shape and hybrid propulsion system will ensure high operational performance and seakeeping and a reduced environmental footprint.”