Uranus and Janus engaged for Papa Terra FPSO projectProjects and Operations // January 25, 2013
In an effort to reduce the transit time for the large FPSO Papa Terra on its mobilisation voyage from the Far East to Brazil, BW Offhsore and end-client Petrobras recently engaged the expertise of ALP.
Towage engineering performed by ALP indicated that the transit from Singapore to Brazil could be cut with nearly 8-10 days, provided that the towing vessels used were of sufficient capacity to generate sufficient pulling force beyond the expected transit speed of the FPSO when using her own propulsion.
The outcome of the engineering study proved that the vessel's required should have well over 200 tonnes of bollard pull and have a speed of approximately 15 knots.
This being the case, large vessels in the Harms fleet, which is marketed by ALP, matched the specification, and ALP contracted the 285 tonnes bollard pull AHT Uranus, and the 220 tonnes bollard pull AHT Janus to undertake the job.