Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) is pleased to announce that the official steel cutting ceremony of newbuild NB292 took place on 07 February 2011.
Vessel NB292 is the first of two newbuilds ordered from Ulstein Verft AS of Norway and announced by Polarcus on 18 November 2010. The vessels are being built to the ULSTEIN SX134 design but with a higher ice class (“ICE 1A super”), increased propulsion and other innovative efficiency enhancing features. Once delivered, these two high-end 3D seismic vessels will be capable of towing up to 14 solid streamers with 100m lateral separation between streamers.
Delivery of vessel NB292 is scheduled for March 2012.