Qatar’s Halul Offshore has ordered four offshore vessels from India’s L&T Shipbuilding. The order for two platform supply vessels and two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels is valued at approximately USD 87 million.
The Indian shipyard said that the orders were secured against stiff international competition.
The PSVs will be equipped for firefighting, rescue and standby, offshore supply, oil recovery and related duties. The vessels will have Diesel-electric propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning capability. AHTS Vessels, with a bollard pull of 90 tonnes, will be equipped for emergency response and rescue, offshore supply, oil recovery, standby and other related duties. These vessels will be provided with advanced Diesel-Hybrid propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning capability.
L&T has established shipbuilding capabilities at Hazira on the West coast & at a new state- of-the-art shipyard cum port at Kattupalli, near Chennai on the East coast. The Kattupalli facility is the largest integrated marine complex of its kind in India, geared for building specialized commercial ships and customized vessels as well as warships and submarines. A unique feature of the shipyard is an in-house designed ‘Ship-Lift’ with lifting capacity of 21,000 tonnes and a transfer mechanism, which enables shipbuilding and ship repairs of several vessels simultaneously.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, June 8, 2012