ST Engineering wins contract for two anchor handlers for SwireYard News // February 17, 2012
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) has announced that its marine arm, ST Marine, has won two shipbuilding contracts worth about S$75 million from Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited.
The contracts, to build and outfit two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, measuring 92m by 22m, are in addition to the existing shipbuilding contract with SPO, announced in June 2011 for four AHTS vessels.
For these contracts, SPO will supply a larger proportion of the major equipment for ST Marine's integration and installation. Construction will commence in 2013.
The two AHTS will adopt the latest DP technology and will be Special Purpose Ship 2008 compliant. They will also have adequate tank capacities and clear deck space of about 650m2 for other offshore applications.
When delivered in the second and third quarters of 2014 the vessels will join SPO's fleet, supporting the latest generation of semi-submersible rigs operating in deep water and harsh environments.