Powerful Tugboats Speeded FPSO Delivery

Press Release
Monday, January 28, 2013
Harms AHTS: Photo credit Harms

To reduce the transit time of the large FPSO 'Papa Terra' from the Far East to Brazil, AHT 'Uranus' & AHT 'Janus' were engaged.

BW Offshore and their end-client Petrobas called on Alp Maritime Services to advise on what strength bollard pull would be required to reduce the projected delivery voyage time of the new FPSO if undertaken under its own power.

Towage engineering performed by Alp indicated that the transit from Singapore to Brazil could be cut with nearly 8-10 days, provided that the towing vessels used were of sufficient capacity to generate sufficient pulling force beyond the expected transit speed of the FPSO when using her own propulsion.

The outcome of the engineering study proved that the vessel's required should have well over 200 tonnes of bollard pull and have a speed of approximately 15 knots.

This being the case, large vessels in the Harms fleet, which is marketed by Alp, matched the specification, and they consequently contracted the 285 tonnes bollard pull AHT Uranus, and the 220 tonnes bollard pull AHT Janus to do the job.
 
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Eni Cancels Vessel Deal with Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships A/S (VSS) has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for

Hyundai Bags NZ Defence Order

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, has won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence

GAIL, Gazprom Renegotiating LNG Deal

As weak demand in India forces it to stall some contracted supply, GAIL India Ltd (GAIL) is in talks with Russia's Gazprom to delay and renegotiate a 20-year gas

Workboats

Eni Cancels Vessel Deal with Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships A/S (VSS) has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for

Damen ASD Tug for Mexico

Damen congratulates Reylaver on the safe arrival and naming ceremony of the new ASD Tug 2411 Jesus. In order to reach her owners, the vessel undertook, on her own keel,

Thyssenkrupp Involves in Panama Canal Expansion

Thyssenkrupp supplied 14 innovative elevators for expansion of the Panama Canal , seven for each new lock complex, one of which is on the Atlantic side and the other on the Pacific.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0863 sec (12 req/sec)