Normand Progress was delivered in 1999 to Solstad Offshore

Yno 247 - Normand Progress

Hull No. 247 built in 1999 by Ulstein Verft AS for Solstad Rederi AS, Norway. On the vessel's sea trial, 'Normand Progress' set a world record in bollard pull, when pulling 304 tonnes for 10 minutes. The yard received a diploma from Guinness World Records that confirmed the record.

Yno 247 from Ulstein Verft, the Normand Progress.


B. nr. 247 - levert 1999. Rederi: Solstad Rederi AS. Bygd av Ulstein Verft AS. 
Skipet er eit multifunksjonelt ankerhanderingsfartøy/slepefartøy/forsynings- og subseaservicefartøy av typen UT742 designa av Ulstein Ship Technology AS. Skipet skal støtte behova i offshoreindustrien etter kvart som oljeleiting og oljeproduksjonen vert forflytta til djupare farvatn. UT742 er designa og tilrettelagt for subseainstallasjonsarbeid og -tenester, og kan også bli tilpassa til enklare boring og liknande oppgåver. 'Normand Progress'er utstyrt og sertifisert som eit 'Class II'-skip, og er førebudd for ei seinare tilpassing til 'Class III'.

På prøveturen sette skipet verdsrekord i slepekraft då det i 10 minutt slepte 304 tonn vaier. Det lokale lensmannskontoret var til stades og kunne stadfeste rekorden, og verftet fekk oversend diplom frå Guinness Rekordbok.
2017: Fortsatt aktiv - IMO 9181510. Flagg: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK

Ship history

The UT 742 is a Super Large Multifunctional Anchor Handling / Tug / Supply and Subsea Service Vessel designed by Ulstein Ship Technology AS; Design dept.; to satisfy the new demands of the offshore industry as oil exploration and oil production moves into deeper waters. The UT 742 is designed and arranged for a wide range of subsea installation works and services; and can also be arranged for light drilling and similar services. M/S «Normand Progress» is built with one work and pipelaying moon pool and one ROV moon pool. M/S «Normand Progress» is equipped and certified as a «Class II» vessel; and is prepared for a later conversion to «Class III».
2017: Still active - IMO 9181510. Flag: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK

Length over all, approx 95,0 m 
Length between p.p 80,7 m 
Breadth moulded 24,0 m 
Depth moulded 9,7 m 
Draught midship (moulded) 7,80 m 
Max draught aft 8,315 m


Ballast water 3928 m3 
Fresh water 1038 m3 
Fuel oil (IF 40) 1110 m3 
Fuel oil (GO) 1120 m3 
Cargo (rig) chain lockers, 4 in number 577 m3 
Cargo deck area (21 m x 45,5 m) ~ 950 m2 
Cargo deck dimensioning T/m2 
Deck cargo (G = 1,0 m above deck) 3500 T 
Deadweight at summer draught 7,80 m 5151 T (A-Frame is regarded as deadweight) 
Gross tonnage, international 5937 GRT 
Net tonnage, international 1781 NRT


DnV + 1A1, Tug Supply Vessel, SF, EO, DynPos AUTR, Ice C, HELDK 
Flag: Isle of Man


Speed, approx 17 knots 
Bollard Pull, approx 304 tonnes


The vessel is built with a compliment for totally 75 persons
2 one-bed cabins with day room and bedroom 
9 one-bed cabins (six of which are equipped with pullman beds) 
32 two-bed cabins


Deck Cranes 
A-frame, 250 T SWL, bolted foundations 
One knuckle jib crane, 5 tonnes at 12 mtrs. 
One knuckle jib crane, 5,5 tonnes at 15 mtrs. (MOB 1500) 
Two folding cranes serving anchor handling area
Liquid Cargo discharge systems 
Two fuel oil pumps, el. driven 2-speed, 163/101m3 /h each 
Two fresh water pumps, el. driven 2-speed, 150/88 m3/h each 
Two ballast pumps, el. driven, 310 m3/h each


Rudders / Steering Gear 
Two High Lift Flap Rudders 
Two Steering Gear 
Sside Thrusters 
Two Side Thrusters forward, each of 1000 kW
One Swing-up Compass Thruster forward, 2000 kW with frequency converter (PWM) 
Two Side Thrusters aft, each of 1470 kW


Roll Damping System 
Two Passive Stabilizing Tank Systems


Manoeuvring / Positioning 
Dynamic Positioning System DnV AUTR 
(Class 2) with: HiPAP, Fanbeam
Tautwire winch, 2 of DGPS
Tension control for AHT winch wire 
Tension control for pipe laying equipment


Navigation / Communication 
S-band ARPA radar and X-band TM radar
Electronic chart system (ECDIS)
Radio installation according to GMDSS ?area A3
Inmarsat C, Inmarsat B and Mini M


Deck Machinery 
Two combined Windlass / Mooring Winches
Two Tugger Winches, pull 15 T
Two Capstans aft, pull 15 T
One Spare Wire Winch, pull 15 T. Capacity: 1500 m of 83 mm dia. wire 
One declutchable Anchor Handling Drum with Spooling Gear. Capacity: 1500 m of 109 mm dia. wire, Low gear 500 T at 0 - 11 m/min., Brake holding load 560 T
Two declutchable Towing Drums with Spooling Gear. Capacity: PS: 1750 m of 90 mm dia. wire / SB: 2000 m of 83 mm dia. wire. Low gear 400 T at 0 - 14 m/min., Brake holding load 685 T
Two Secondary Winches with Spooling Device Pull 134 T, capacity: 1600 m of 8 in. dia.synthetic rope
One Stern Roller, 500 T SWL, L7000, D4000 
Two retractable anchor handling forks, 750 T SWL
Two retractable lifting pins, 10 T, H600
Two sets of retractable towing pins, 270 T SWL


Life Saving Equipment 
One FRC with approved one-armed davit 
6 life rafts with capacity for 20 persons each, and 4 life rafts with capacity for 25 persons


Pancake of Aluminium
Dimensioned for Super Puma and Sikorsky S61
Approvals: DnV, NMD, NAA, UK CAA (CAP 437) / BHAB


Machinery / Propulsion System 
Two main engines (inner), each of 5280 kW at 600 rpm
Two main engines (outer), each of 3960 kW at 600 rpm
Two reduction gears, with declutchable primary PTO for shaft alternators
Two CP Main Propellers in Nozzles, dia. 4500 mm


Electric Powerplant (690 VOLT AC 50-60 HZ) 
Two shaft alternators, each of 4375 kVA
Four generator sets, each of 1500 kVA
Emergency generator, 468 kVA
Main Switchboard 690 V / 440 V / 220 V
Emergency Switchboard


Electric Equipment 
Control Consoles in bridge and engine control room
Power Management System
Multifunctional Automation System (UMAS-V) with integration (PC control) of: 
- Alarm and Monitoring System
- Tanktender System (cargo control)
- Tank Sounding System
- Load Calculator