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News new Diving Support/ROV Support/Deepwater Construction vessel for Superior Offshore International. This vessel is the first to be built at the newly commissioned fourth slipway of the group in Krimpen aan den IJssel (the Netherlands). Merwede Shipyard was granted this order because of its ability to design and offer a fixed price for the vessel including the integration of the complete ROV spread and cranes within the required short delivery time. The vessel will be built under yard No. 714 at IHC Holland Merwede BV's new facility in Krimpen and delivery will take place mid 2008. The vessel will be built in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of DNV. The ship was designed by Merwede Shipyard in concert with Superior Offshore based on an enhanced version of Merwede Shipyard's versatile 22 m beam design. It will be a fully Dynamic Positioned Diving Support/ROV Support/Deepwater Construction Vessel, suitable for worldwide operation. Superior Offshore will install a modular 12-man, 300-m Saturation Diving System with Hyperbaric Rescue Chamber. The ship will have the capability to support a modular 24-man dual bell 300-m Saturation System with dual Hyperbaric Rescue Chambers when required. The Trition XL ROV's System will be fully integrated into the vessel. This vessel can support a wide variety of subsea operations worldwide. Superior Offshore International LLC performs its services in both surface and saturation diving modes in water depths of up to 1,000 ft. The acquisition of this new DP III vessel, combined with their work class ROV's, will allow Superior to achieve the long range goal to enter the deepwater construction market worldwide. Main Particulars Length, o.a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 ft. (131.7 m) Length, bpp, on design draft . . . .386.2 ft. (117.7 m) Breadth, molded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72.2 ft. (22 m) Depth main deck molded . . . . . . . . . .31.2 ft. (9.5 m) Draught design molded . . . . . . . . . .20.5 ft. (6.25 m) Draught scantling molded . . . . . . . .22.1 ft. (6.75 m) Deadweight at design draft approx. . . . . . . . . .7,400 Metric tons Deadweight at scantling draft approx. . . . . . . . .8,600 Metric tons Ship's complement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 2008 and the end of 2009. The four newbuildings will be of the same design as the two parcel tankers ordered by SNTG from the Kleven FlorÝ yard in 2005. Kleven FlorÝ and Kleven Design became part of Aker Yards in August 2006. The total SNTG order for the six ships to be built by Aker Yards is approximately $510 million. The new ships will be equipped with 24 stainless steel tanks and 15 coated tanks. The new fully double-hulled parcel tankers will meet both Marpol Annex I and Annex II cargo requirements and, with ship IMO ship type I, II, and III capabilities, will be able to transport the full range of difficult to handle cargoes which SNTG carries. After this order, SNTG, and its part- ners, have an order book of 23 ships for delivery from 2007 until 2011. SNTG today owns and operates globally 148 ships ranging in size from 1,100 dwt to 40,200 dwt. SNTG and Aker Yards, will also sign a Letter of Intent regarding future cooperation, emphasizing research, design and development that capitalize on the unique strengths of the two companies. SNTG Orders Four Parcel Tankers Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG), entered into an agreement with Aker Yards ASA (Aker Yards) to build in FlorÝ, Norway four 43,000-dwt parcel tankers. The aggregate price for the four ships is expected to be approximately $350 million, with deliveries scheduled to take place between late