After completed sea trials, Abu Dhabi-based Adyard recently delivered the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels “Topaz Dignity” and “Topaz Triumph” to Topaz Energy and Marine, a subsidiary of Oman-based Renaissance Services SAOG.
The two 67m-long, 16m-wide 80-tonne bollard pull vessels are ready for anchor handling tug supply services and the transportation of dry and liquid cargo to and from pipe-laying barges, drilling platforms and production platforms for offshore operations.
“Topaz Dignity” will operate on behalf of BP on a long-term-contract basis in the Caspian Sea, while “Topaz Triumph” may remain in the Middle East and be operated by Topaz Marine MENA. The vessels are equipped with the latest technical equipment and are custom-built for Fi-Fi Class I and DP2 operations
The twin-screw propulsion package for each vessel comprises eight-cylinder, medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines of 2,720 kW each, horizon... [More]
Damen Shipyards Group introduces its newly designed Damen AHTS 200, a versatile deepwater Anchor Handling Tug Supplier able to operate in water depths in excess of 3,000 m. The AHTS 200 is the latest addition to the ongoing Damen Offshore Series.
Following the company’s ambitions to increase its market share in the offshore industry, Damen heavily invests in designing state of the art vessels for several offshore sub-markets, noticeably the Offshore Support, Offshore Wind, (Seismic) Research and Transport & Installation industries. Backed by ample R&D and engineering capacity, its own construction yards, specialized partner yards and a rapid expanding service organisation, Damen feels confident that the chosen approach will be successful.
The typical Damen design philosophy, featuring values like safety, functionality, standardisation, modularisation, ease of maintenance and overall quality, can also be found in the Damen AHTS 200. An extensive research analy... [More]