Lamnalco Mallard completes latest tanker offtake projectProjects and Operations // September 1, 2010
Utilising its purpose-built FPSO support tug and field supply vessel Lamnalco Mallard, which is on long term contract to Apache Energy Limited, Lamnalco Australia has successfully and safely completed the 22nd oil cargo offtake at the recently commissioned FPSO Ningaloo Vision offshore Western Australia.
Purpose-built to specification, and delivered to Lamnalco in 2008, Lamnalco Mallard is an extremely manoeuvrable and powerful Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) vessel of 53m length overall, capable of over 90 tonnes bollard pull ahead and an impressive 85 tonnes bollard pull astern.
Mallard is fitted with FiFi 1 and has DPI capability. During normal tanker berthing and static towback operations, Mallard normally utilises her powerful bow winch to assist the visiting oil tankers to safely manoeuvre and berth at the export terminal.
Mallard has been providing continuous and uninterrupted services to Apache Energy offshore Western Australia since October last year, and additional to her tanker assist duties, is also utilised by the oil company for field supply, rig towage, and standby duties.
Lamnalco Australia has been actively supporting the oil and gas sector offshore Western Australia since 2006.