AET, an energy logistics provider, took delivery of Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax dynamic positioning (DP2) shuttle tankers purpose-built for long-term charter to Petrobras
Eagle Petrolina was built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea where three sister vessels are currently under construction and due to be delivered later this year.
All four 152,000-dwt vessels have been built to Petrobras’ technical requirements for DP2 shuttle tankers in a collaboration with SHI, DNV GL and Eaglestar. The vessels will comply with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements and each vessel is equipped with electric-driven cargo pumps for enhanced fuel efficiency and high-power thrusters.
AET president and chief executive Captain Rajalingam Subramanian said “For AET, seeing the agreement we reached with Petrobras two years ago now coming into operation is another important step in growing our specialist DP activities in the Brazilian Basin and our partnership with Petrobras. Eagle Petrolina further demonstrates our continued commitment to high-quality, safe and eco responsible operations. As a second-generation DPST, it is more environmentally friendly than current DPST assets operating in the Brazilian basin.”
With this vessel, AET’s operational fleet of DP shuttle tankers rises to seven and the company has a further 10 shuttle tankers under construction to be delivered between 2020 to 2022.
AET and Petrobras entered into a long-term charter in May 2018 to operate four Suezmax shuttle tankers in the Brazilian Basin and Eagle Petrolina is the first of these contracted vessels. The vessel was delivered to AET on 22 May and will commence operations in mid-late June 2020 joining the two vessels AET already operates in the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras.
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