ABS to class Bourbon anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // July 22, 2011
ABS is to class a new series of anchor handling towing supply (AHTS) vessels for Bourbon of France. The versatile diesel electric vessels will be built at Zhejiang Shipyard by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group.
The 80 tonne bollard pull units are equipped with a double drum winch, in waterfall arrangement, rated at 150 tonne line pull on each drum. The workdecks feature shark jaws and retractable pins.
The units are further characterized by increased fuel efficiency, two bow thrusters, three azimuth stern thrusters, DPS-2 dynamic positioning, three main generators and double electric motors on each stern thruster.
In addition, the units feature 30 per cent greater cargo capacity compared to other units of the same size.