Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded a contract to Brunvoll to provide thrusters for two newbuild shuttle tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT)
The two new tankers will add to KNOT’s existing fleet of 25 shuttle tankers. Both shuttle tankers are 129,000 dwt and will be part of the company’s operations at the Goliath oil field in the Barents Sea.
During loading and unloading operations, the vessels are operated with dynamic positioning (DP). Position keeping is ensured by two tunnel thrusters and three retractable azimuth thrusters totalling 10,500 kW from Brunvoll.
Brunvoll marketing director Per Olav Løkseth said “This is a very valuable contract adding to several other deliveries to the same segment, again consolidating our position as the preferred partner for thruster systems for DP shuttle tankers for leading players with operations in the northern territories and in Brazilian waters.”
Mr Løkseth added “We are confident our system solutions for propulsion and manoeuvring are optimised for the next generation of shuttle tankers ... Our solutions result in lower energy consumption and lower emissions for the operator.”
Brunvoll has recently completed the delivery of similar thruster systems to two ships ordered by the same shipping company built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and another pair at Cosco Zhoushan in China. KNOT is a joint venture between Norwegian-based Knutsen OAS Shipping and Japanese-based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).
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