Created: 16 February 2022
Fjellstrand has been busy converting and upgrading a range of vessels in 2021.
Now this line continues with the conversion of another PSV, former MS "Farland", a 83,4 m Ulstein PX121 built in 2016.
The vessel changes name to Norside Cetus and will be the third SOV, wind service vessel in operation for Norside, all of them converted at Fjellstrand.
The vessel will be ready for operation late 2022.
The conversion includes a new SMST gangway system and SPS class for 60 persons to serve the requirements for the operation in offshore wind parks.
To improve the operation performance, a Hoppe roll reduction system is implemented and the vessel will also be equipped with a new hybrid propulsion/ energy system to improve fuel efficiency.
Below, MS " Norside Supporter" together with MS "Norside Cetus" for similar upgrades to SOV operations, both with hybrid installations.
Created: 15 November 2021
Fjellstrand has been busy converting and upgrading a range of vessels this summer and autumn.
3 examples of such projects are:
- The seismic seabed vessel RV Ocean Invincible was converted to a Survey Vessel for EGS Group.
- Fulmar Explorer has been rebuilt with new seismic equipment.
- Ocean Duke had its seismic equipment demobilized.
Vessels for upgrade alongside the Fjellstrand quay in October 2021.
Created: 11 June 2021
Keel-laying of MEDSTRAUM was done at Fjellstrand and we are proud to announce we are on track with the building of the first battery electric vessel to fulfil the HSC rules.
A video from the streaming of the keel-leying seremony can be found here: ( starts to run after 30 sec.)
See the TrAM project site
Project leader Mikal Dahle (Kolumbus), Rogaland County Mayor Marianne Chesak and Edmund Tolo (R&D/Sales Manager Fjellstrand Yard). Photo: Maritime CleanTech
Created: 31 May 2021
Fjellstrand has been assigned to convert yet another vessel.
The norwegian built Seismic Seabed Vessel M/S Ocean Europe will be renamed RV Ocean Invincible and converted as a Survey Vessel for its new operation as part of the global fleet of EGS Group.
All the seismic equipment is dismantled, and the vessel will now be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for seabed mapping and soil investigation.
Created: 26 November 2020
The SOV Norside Supporter has received major upgrades at Fjellstrand this winter.
The new features includes:
23 m long Uptime Gangway system for "walk to work " up to 2,5 m sign in height range from 5,8 to 13,8m
Increased accomodation facilities and a few extra cabins
Boatlanding for CTVs including supply for fuel water etc.
The moonpool was closed , and space used for other purposes
Roll stability system from Hoppe
New Service Crane
On right side Vestland Cygnus , being equipped with a new service crane
For specifications check out below link:
Created: 09 October 2020
The name of the vessel will be
This name will in norwegian have a double meaning and can be translated as co-current, to "go with the flow", but also translates as " with electricity".
The construction of the fast ferry will start in May 2021. and during 2022, the vessel will commence the service of Kolumbus’ route from the city of Stavanger to Byøyene and Hommersåk in a test period.
This vessel will be the world's first all-battery driven fast ferry in accordance with the HSC regulations. It will be classed by DNVGL and be approved for operations above 20 knots by Norwegian Maritime Directorate. With a speed of 23 knots and 147 passengers this vessel is an important step on the way to make fast ferries emission free.
The vessel will be built in aluminium, a robust material that is easy to recycle, in addition to having low weight.
The project is yet another example of the Norwegian maritime industry’s global leader position within the development of green technology for the maritime industry, says Sales Manager at Fjellstrand, Edmund Tolo.