Swire Pacific confirms AHTS orderVessel & ROV News // June 28, 2007
The Havyard 844 AHTS design was developed with a focus on deepwater.
Swire Pacific Offshore has confirmed that the company has placed an order for four 18,250bhp, 200 bollard pull AHTS, to be built at Pan-United Marine’s shipyard in Singapore with delivery in 2010 and 2011.
The company said the Havyard 844 design was developed in close collaboration with SPO’s technical team with a focus on offshore deepwater requirements.
"These SPO 'D' class vessels are to be built to clean class and ice class notations, and equipped with powerful 500 tonne Rauma Brattvaag winches. The vessels will have ample power to support the latest generation semi-submersible rigs operating in deepwater and harsh environments whilst having adequate tank capacities and clear deck space for other offshore applications," said the company.
The vessels will also adopt the latest DP technology and will carry FiFi 1 classification. The design also takes fuel efficiency and environmental concerns into careful consideration, taking into account the variety of roles in which the vessels will likely be engaged.