Halul Offshore orders six in India

Halul Offshore newbuild (this one's at Grandweld) Halul Offshore newbuild (this one's at Grandweld)

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Qatar Navigation subsidiary Halul Offshore Services has placed an order with India's L&T Shipbuilding covering design, construction, trials and commissioning of four Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and two 150 t bollard pull Anchor Handling Towing, Supply and Standby Vessels (AHTSSVs).

According to L&T Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, the orders were secured in the in the third quarter of 2013-2014 and are worth $154 million.

"Secured at a time, when the export order book position of many Indian shipyards is not so good," says the shipbuilder, "the orders reaffirm the customer’s confidence in L&T’s capabilities for building high end offshore support vessels."

The orders follow an order received by L&T last year from Halul Offshore for two PSVs and two AHTSSVs.

The ships’ design, to be optimized using modern tools including CFD, complies with the latest marine environmental and crew accommodation regulations. The PSVs are designed for carriage of hazardous cargo such as methanol.

The ships will DP2 equipped and will be suitable for fire-fighting, emergency response, rescue & standby, offshore supply, oil recovery and related duties. The PSVs will be have diesel-electric propulsion while the AHTSSVs will be have diesel-hybrid propulsion.

The PSVs are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015 and AHTSSVs in the last quarter of 2015.