Noryards signs on to build Boa an eco-friendly vessel

Boa Offshore has ordered a new inspection maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel from Noryards AS
Noryards signs on to build Boa an eco-friendly vessel

Noryards has been contracted to build an eco-friendly inspection maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel for Boa Offshore worth around NOK 700 million.

The full scope of work for Noryards includes the engineering, construction and outfitting of the vessel, with the design developed by both Noryards and BOA Offshore. 

According to the company, the newbuild will be one of the most energy efficient in its class, with a number of features which will contribute to optimal operational performance, low emissions and reduced fuel consumption. 

Helge Kvalvik, CEO of Boa Offshore said, “An IMR vessel has to handle a wide range of operations under challenging conditions.

"We have set demanding requirements for this vessel’s performance and capabilities with a clear focus on quality, cost-efficiency, operational precision and safety.

"The outcome is a vessel that not only meets the highest operational and safety standards, but we also have achieved to find solutions in co-operation with Noryards with a design that we expect will contribute to a greener and more sustainable shipping. By assigning Noryards we are confident that this complex project is in good hands.” 

Delivery for the newbuild is expected in the first quarter 2017. 

This is the third consecutive Boa contract for Noryards, following the Boa Bison, which launched at Noryards Fosen last year and the Boa Jarl, which is currently under construction at the yard in Rissa.


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

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