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    Swire makes it ten from IMT

    Vessel & ROV News // July 20, 2007

    Swire Pacific Offshore has ordered another four IMT966 AHTS.

    Pacific Valhalla will be the first IMT966 to be delivered.

    IMT Marine Consultants, part of Offshore Ship Designers, has confirmed that Swire Pacific Offshore has ordered another four IMT966 anchor handlers to the IMT Marine Consultants design.

    These follow six similar vessels already under construction at Labroy Shipyards, Singapore.

    Scotland-based IMT Marine Consultants, a partner in the Offshore Ship Designers Group, was responsible for the design of these innovative and powerful vessels.

    The 120 tonne bollard pull vessels are optimised for world-wide service of offshore towage, anchor handling and logistics support activities in all weather conditions.

    One remarkable feature of the design is that the upper part of the bridge deck can be removed and stored on the main deck for passage into the Caspian Sea. The vessel’s beam is optimised for Caspian Sea passage.

    The vessel is propelled by two CPP propellers giving it a maximum speed of 14.5 knots. The design features two bow thrusters and two stern thrusters of 600kW each for joystick controlled DP operations.

    Pacific Valhalla will be the first vessel to be delivered and is scheduled in August 2007 with subsequent vessels being delivered at two monthly intervals afterwards.

    Main dimensions of the vessels are:

    Loa   66.00m
    Lpp   57.00m
    Breadth (moulded)   16.00m
    Depth (moulded) 7.30m
    Draft (loaded)  6.18m
    Installed power 2 x 3,285kW


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