Energy and marine engineering consultancy AqualisBraemar have been appointed by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to undertake dynamic positioning (DP), and bow loading systems failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) on a shuttle tanker being constructed for Norwegian shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers
The DP2 shuttle tanker is expected for delivery in 2022 and will go on charter in Brazil following its completion.
AqualisBraemar Singapore DP manager Satheesh Prabhakaran said, “We aim to assist our clients to operate and validate according to their units’ specific industrial mission.”
“Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers has more than 10 vessels that operate offshore Brazil. AqualisBraemar supports all these vessels with our DP services. It is a long-term relationship which we hope to extend to the Knutsen fleet worldwide, now that our global footprint has increased significantly following a recent acquisition including LOC,” added Mr Prabhakaran.
AqualisBraemar is part of Oslo-listed consultancy group AqualisBraemar LOC ASA, specialising in servicing all aspects of the DP system.
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers is a subsidiary of Knutsen Group, the second-largest shuttle tanker operator in the world with headquarters in Haugesund, Norway. Its subsidiary is responsible for owning and operating tanker and ship management.