Singapore-based Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) will perform offshore supply vessel (OSV) operations at a gas field in Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJDA) under long-term contracts
2008-built anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Miclyn Emperor has been secured for three years and its sister vessel Miclyn Empress for two years. Both vessels were contracted through and prepared by MEO’s local joint venture company and were selected for the operation “because of strong prior track records from similar job scopes that complied with the Straight Supply contract requirement,” said the Singapore OSV owner.
Designed by Khiam Chuan Marine and built by Guangzhou Hangtong Shipbuilding to Bureau Veritas class, the AHTS vessels each have an overall length of 58.7 m, beam of 14.6 m, maximum draught of 4.5 m, with accommodation for 42. Bollard pull is rated in excess of 66 tonnes.
The vessels are equipped with an extensive range of capabilities in supporting the development at MTJDA including performing towing and anchoring jobs, serving as both export tanker static tow vessels and hose/hawser handling vessels during condensate lifting operations, providing cargo transportation to and from supply bases to the offshore locations, and assisting in production or drilling operations as necessary.
Miclyn Emperor and Miclyn Empress additionally serve as accommodation support vessels for project personnel, aiding in the supply and inter-platform transfer of personnel, material and consumables. The vessels are equipped to carry out safety standby duties for helicopter operations, emergency situations, pollution recovery and field safety surveillance.
In other offshore activity in Thailand, MEO reported its Uniwise Offshore Thailand joint venture 27-vessel fleet achieved 100% utilisation with the charter of dynamic positioning class-2 Uniwise Advantage. The AHTS vessel is providing exploration and production support for an operator in Thailand.
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