KT Maritime names Infield Support VesselsVessel & ROV News // November 23, 2016
KT Maritime named two Infield Support Vessels (ISVs) at ASL Shipyards in Singapore on 9 November.
The ISVs are the most powerful and sophisticated Rotortugs in the world, and were purpose-built to support Shell’s FLNG facility Prelude off the coast of Australia. The Prelude FLNG facility will be located in the Prelude and Concerto gas fields in the Browse LNG Basin 200km off the coast of Australia.
Together with a third ISV which was completed earlier this year, the vessels will be employed to manoeuvre LNG and LPG carriers alongside the Prelude, as well as assist with condensate offtakes, emergency response and personnel transfer.
Ard-Jan Kooren, Director of KT Maritime and acting CEO of KOTUG, said: "This is a historic moment for KT Maritime as well as ASL Shipyards. With the development of FLNGs, natural gas production is moving in a new direction and our new ISVs are at the vanguard to support that development.”