Ugland Supplier AS’ newest platform supply vessel Juanita won the “Support Vessel of the Year” award for 2015. The award was presented at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference at a Gala Dinner in London 18 February 2015.
From left: Arnstein Eknes (DNV GL), Arnt Olaf Knutsen (Ugland), Tor Henning Vestbøstad (Salt Ship Design) and Ståle Rasmussen (Kleven)
According to the jury, PSV Juanita, a Salt 100 design PSV built by Kleven Verft in Norway and chartered to Statoil. According to the jury, this PSV is an extremely innovative design with innovative propulsion, cargo handling and winterised notation. It has a new type of propulsion system and cargo pumps that enable it to carry more of the chemicals offshore oil and gas platforms increasingly need. Although externally not dissimilar from many other offshore vessels, below the waterline, it differs significantly, having a pair of contra-rotating propellers, each driven by a permanent magnet motor, and an especially flexible cargo-handling arrangement with Framo deepwell pumps in all of the ship’s mud, brine and special product tanks.
On behalf of Ugland Supplier AS, we would like to congratulate Kleven Verft, Salt Ship Design and last but not least the officers and crew onboard the Juanita.