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    Sinopacific to build nine anchor handlers for ESNAAD

    Yard News // July 16, 2015

    Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group in China has won a contract to build nine anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESNAAD. Sinopacific is due to deliver all nine vessels in 2017.

    The design that won the bid is the SPA80A, an AHTS with diesel-electric propulsion and a bollard pull of 80 tonnes, that was designed by Shanghai Design Associates.

    The vessel’s basic design has been tailored to ADNOC’s specific requirements.


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