Malaysia: Bumi Armada Takes Delivery of Two AHTS Vessels
Bumi Armada has taken delivery of two Anchor Handling Towing Supply vessels (AHTS) from Beauty Offshore Limited and Bay Offshore Limited, both subsidiaries of Sanko Steamship, one of Japan’s largest ship owners.
The two 12000 bhp AHTS vessels – Sanko Beauty and Sanko Bay – were designed and constructed in Japan in 2009, a reflection of quality construction and equipment. The 68 m long vessels with DP2 (dynamic positioning) capability are ABS-classed offshore support, fire-fighting vessels and have been re-named Armada Tuah 107 and Armada Tuah 108 respectively. Both vessels have 150 tonnes bollard pull to support offshore activities and can accommodate 30 personnel onboard.
Executive Director/CEO of Bumi Armada Berhad, Mr Hassan Basma said, “Offshore Support Vessel fleet expansion, either through acquisition such as this or a newbuild programme, is important for our growth. These vessels are suitable for deepwater activities which are fast expanding in Asia, West Africa and Latin America. Bumi Armada will aggressively pursue the high end of the market as it focuses on the burgeoning deepwater subsea markets.”
Source: Bumi Armada, May 15, 2012