Sinopec chooses Havyard design anchor handlerVessel & ROV News // March 2, 2010
Havyard Group in Norway has signed an agreement with Sinopec Corporation for delivery of design and detailed engineering for a Havyard 843 CD AHTS.
Sinopec is the second largest oil company in China and is listed on Chinese and international stock exchanges.
The ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard and will be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.
The operator of the vessel will be Shanghai Offshore Oil Bureau, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Sinope.
Shanghai Offshore Oil Bureau operates eight offshore vessels and has a PSV under construction.
The vessel will be equipped with a new concept for an AHT winch arrangement which Havyard claims will ensure safer and more efficient operation than existing vessels.
The concept is to replace the traditional waterfall winch drum configuration with a side by side configuration. This gives a lower centre of gravity and better stability in anchor handling operations.