Norway: KNOT Receives Shuttle Tanker from COSCO Nantong Shipyard
The 105.000 Dwt shuttle tanker M/T Recife Knutsen was delivered on August 3rd 2011 from COSCO Nantong Shipyard to Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT). Like her sister vessel M/T Fortaleza Knutsen, that was delivered from the yard March 30th this year, she will sail under technical management of Knutsen OAS Shipping.
The vessels will be operated on long-term contracts for Petrobras Transporte S.A. (Transpetro). The Knutsen Group is one of the largest shuttle tanker operators in the world. KNOT owns 24 shuttle tankers. In addition the company has ordered three large shuttle tankers to be delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea in 2012 and 2013.
Knutsen OAS Shipping also has a fleet of 9 LNG-carriers and 13 product tankers operating worldwide.
Source: knutsenoas, August 5, 2011.