Radio Holland, a NavCom, connectivity, on board ICT, and service & management company, has been awarded a 10-vessel managed service agreement (MSA) from ALP Maritime Services.
Radio Holland announced the contract signing with the ocean towing, offshore positioning and mooring specialist on Wednesday. ALP is part of the Teekay Offshore group.
ALP Chief Operating Officer, Leo Leusink, one of the founders of the company, said: “We need a good, reliable partner for our NavCom equipment to help us serve our customers in the oil & gas industry. As a result, we need a high level of support and maintenance and global coverage. We believe Radio Holland can provide that.”
ALP, together with Ulstein Design, started designing the ‘ALP Future Class’ – anchor handling and tugboats with a bollard pull of around 300 tons and Dynamic Positioning capability – in September 2011.
Leusink said: “When we started designing the ALP Future Class we requested Radio Holland to equip the vessels with NavCom equipment.”
In February 2014, with the help of its new owners Teekay Corporation, ALP awarded Niigata Shipbuilding and Repair a contract to build four Future Class vessels. The first two are expected to be delivered in August 2016 and December 2016, and the following two in 2017.
Leusink added that six traditional-style tugs ALP took over from Harms Offshore in 2015, as well as the four newbuilds, are also covered by the agreement with Radio Holland.