SMIT announced the addition of a further two large vessels to its anchor handling tug fleet. Union Sovereign and Union Princess are rated at 180 tonnes bollard pull.
The vessels are managed from SMIT’s Antwerp office and are manned by well trained, highly experienced crews with excellent SHE-Q records.
These powerful anchorhandling/tugs are ideal for:
SPM and FPSO towage and installation.
Handling wires and anchors at deepwater locations (Stevpris and Delta flipper anchors may be handled).
DP options for survey and Work Class ROV tasks: subsea inspection, trenching and positioning operations (spars, TLPs, etc).
Offshore wind energy – towage and installation.
Barge-handling and assistance in the field.
Long-haul ocean towage.
Length over all 67.40 m
Breadth moulded 15.50 m
Depth moulded 7.50 m
Draft 6.20 m
Deadweight 1800 tonnes
Gross tonnage 2258 tonnes
The addition of Union Sovereign and Union Princess brings SMIT’s total anchorhandling fleet to 16 vessels (including four exceeding 150 tbp).
World Maritime News, August 31, 2012; Image: Smit