DOF names Iguaçu Skandi, largest AHTS built in BrazilVessel & ROV News // May 16, 2012
In April, DOF Group named what it claims is the largest anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) ever built in Brazil, Skandi Iguaçu.
The vessel has over 32,000 bhp installed and bollard pull of more than 300 tonnes.
The vessel will be ready for delivery to Petrobras three to five months in advance of contract requirement.
Skandi Iguacu was ordered from STX OSV shipyard, in Niterói, with financing from the Merchant Marine Fund through the agent BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank).
Skandi Iguaçu is part of a new generation of high powered anchor handling vessels, designed for operations across a wide range of deep water depths and environmental conditions. It is outfitted with the latest equipment for safe anchor handling operations, including cargo rail cranes with manipulators and new systems for handling rig anchors at stern.
The vessel has environmentally friendly hybrid machinery that combines a conventional diesel and a diesel-electric system.