Teekay acquisition drives 4 AHTS order for ALP Maritime Services

ALP Maritime Services is to be acquired by Teekay Offshore Partners and, as part of the deal, has ordered four ultra-long distance anchor handling tugs (AHTS).

ALP said it would continue to operate fully independently within Teekay following the acquisition.

As part of the the deal ALP has ordered four  AHTS at Niigata Shipyard in Japan. The four vessels are co-designed by Ulstein Design and Solutions, the model has been dubbed “ALP Future”, and features Ulstein’s X-bow. The vessels, of the SX–157 designation, are designed for long-distance towage of rigs from yard to drillsite, and are each equipped with four 18,000 kw engines. Each vessel is equipped with DP2 capability, and accommodation for 18 officers and crew.

ALP claims the their new vessels combine the functionalities of long-distance towing and offshore support vessels, and are the only long-distance towing vessels designed according to the DP II DNV DYN-POS AUTR notation, enabling them to perform lengthy heading control duties in DP mode, and comply with stringent DP requirements while on-site.

The vessels are slated for completion in 2016 at Japan’s Niigata Shipyard.

Posted 24 February 2014

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