Edison Chouest orders 13 tugs at Damen for Corpus Christi LNG service

Dutch shipbuilding company Damen said it has received an order for 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs from Edison Chouest Offshore. 

The U.S. OSV operator, Edison Chouest Offshore, will deploy the tugs on two maritime projects for which it recently won contracts.

The first of these is a contract that ECO won earlier this year for Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG export terminal, Damen said in a statement.

The agreement is for the supply of four ASD 3212 escort tugs with a bollard pull of 80 tons, to operate at the LNG terminal in Texas, which is currently under construction.

The Corpus Christi LNG is the second project US LNG player Cheniere is developing. At full build-out, the project will have five trains with expected aggregate nominal production capacity of up to 22.5 million tons per annum of LNG.

Cheniere is currently developing the first two trains at the facility located at the La Quinta Channel on the northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio County, Texas, with the first train expected to start production in early 2018 and the second train is expected to start up six to nine months thereafter.

The remaining vessels to be built under the contract between Damen and Edison Chouest Offshore will be deployed in Alaska, the statement reads.

For this contract, Damen and ECO will work together to deliver four more ASD 3212 tugs with a bollard pull of 70 tons each and five ASD 4517 with a bollard pull of 150+ tons.

The vessels will be built using Edison Chouest Offshore network of five shipyards with the support of Damen.


LNG World News Staff

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