India: Halul Offshore Orders Four Vessels from L&T Shipbuilding

L&T Shipbuilding – a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro – bagged orders, valued at 483 crore, for four specialized commercial vessels The orders from Halul Offshore Services Company W.L.L., Qatar, are for design, construction, trials and commissioning of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and two Anchor Handling, Towing, Supply and Support Vessels (AHTSV).

Secured against stiff international competition, the orders affirm L&T’s capabilities in building such vessels.

The PSVs will be equipped for firefighting, rescue and standby, offshore supply, oil recovery and related duties. The vessels will have Diesel-electric propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning capability. AHTSSVs, with a bollard pull of 90 tonnes, will be equipped for emergency response and rescue, offshore supply, oil recovery, standby and other related duties. These vessels will be provided with advanced Diesel-Hybrid propulsion and DP2 dynamic positioning capability.

L&T has established shipbuilding capabilities at Hazira on the West coast & at a new state- of-the-art shipyard cum port at Kattupalli, near Chennai on the East coast. The Kattupalli facility is the largest integrated marine complex of its kind in India, geared for building specialized commercial ships and customized vessels as well as warships and submarines. A unique feature of the shipyard is an in-house designed ‘Ship-Lift’ with lifting capacity of 21,000 tonnes and a transfer mechanism, which enables shipbuilding and ship repairs of several vessels simultaneously. In addition, a large Modular Fabrication facility enables manufacture of large Offshore Modules, Platforms & Rigs.

Source: larsentoubro, June 8, 2012

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