[By:Â Strategic Marine]
A new 12m work boat built by Singapore-based Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has successfully completed sea trials and has been delivered to its customer, Tullow Ghana Limited.
The vessel was delivered on time to the customer and will be deployed on deep water offshore projects in the Gulf of Guinea. The remote location of offshore oil fields, reliability requirements and harsh sea conditions in the region all influenced the design and construction of the work boat.
The vessel has been fitted with an advanced marine propulsion system, with water jets giving it superior maneuverability compared to conventional propellers that are typically installed on similar work boats.
The workboat is designed to be launched and retrieved from a larger mothership with a single point lifting hook and will primarily perform line handling and crew transfer tasks. It features a 2t capstan, 5t tow hook and an open transom, allowing the crew to easily perform required line handling tasks. She can reach a top speed of 25 knots at full load and comfortably carries up to ten passengers for offshore crew transfers.
Strategic Marine CEO Chan Eng Yew said, âAfter the successful sea trials of the Hull 393 workboat, we look forward to delivering the vessel to our customers on time. The ship was built to operate in the harsh waters of the Gulf of Guinea. It was a pleasure working with the client on this project and supporting their staff safety program, which is a key part of their sustainability program.
Tullow Ghana Limited commented: âThis vessel will be an important addition to the offshore fleet to transport personnel to and from our offshore assets. With exceptional handling and low vibration, this vessel will provide excellent comfort and safety to our offshore workers.
Strategic Marine won the contract following an international call for tenders.
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