Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has taken delivery of the new offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx from Norway’s Ulstein Verft shipyard and will position the 130m by 25m vessel to Brazil to undertake a five-year charter with Ceona following the fitting of a 275-tonne vertical lay system by Holland’s Huisman. The 8,200dwt X-Bow vessel is certified by DNV according to Special Purpose Ships (SPS) and Clean Design, and carries a Green Passport. She has a speed of 15 knots and a diesel electric plant consisting of six identical 2,740kW generator sets. JS

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