Build number 116 from Havyard is called ‘Olympus’. It is the third in the series of Havyard’s 832 design, and, as mentioned, the eighth vessel to be delivered to Global Offshore Services. On Friday night, an Indian ceremony was held on board, where the Indians blessed this impressive ship in accordance with their customs, before godmother Sun Wen of China wished the vessel good luck in the traditional manner. In addition to the invited guests many others also took the trip to see «Olympus» being named at quay in Fosnavåg in the lovely November weather. It is tradition for Global Offshore to name their ships after mountains. This time, it was the turn of the Greek mountain Olympus, which at 2,919 metres is the tallest mountain in Greece.
The cooperation between Havyard group and Global Offshore services started nine years ago when ship owner Aditya Garware met CEO Geir Johan Bakke. – After eight ship deliveries reations, as well as the ships have just become better and better, Garware says and adds that he has learnt a lot. The ship owner praises Fosnavåg and its inhabitants for the fantastic development in this region and the warm hospitality they have shown.
The ship left Fosnavåg Saturday afternoon. – She is now heading for Aberdeen and the spot market. It may not be the best timing, but looking at the quality of the vessel I am sure that long term charters will present themselves quickly, adds a satisfied Garware.
Specialised in this design
Radek Kaminski has been project manager for the newbuild. ‘This is a type of vessel that Havyard specialises in, so there were no particular technical challenges in the building process. But, although it was a straightforward project, the vessel was built during a particularly hectic period at the shipyard, which required some extra coordination effort, since several ships were being built at the same time,’ he says. The project manager praises the cooperation with the shipping company. ‘The communication with Global Offshore has been excellent, as always. As a result of our long-standing cooperation, we have a very good understanding of each other’s wishes and expectations – in fact, we understand each other so well that Olympus is the first project we have carried out without an inspector present from the customer,’ says Kaminski, who adds that the shipping company arrived just a few days before to take part in the final testing and to prepare for the handover of the ship.
Havyard 832 PSV “Olympus”
Length: 72,19 m
Breadth: 17,6 m
Deadweight: ~4000 tonnes
Cabin capasity 26 persons