China’s Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding has delivered a Havyard 832 platform supply vessel (PSV) to Sinopec Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau Shipping Branch Company.
The 80.60m-long and 17.60m-wide new-build named Kan Tan 312 is claimed to be the first Havyard 832 PSV delivered from a Chinese shipyard, and also the first Havyard design classed by China Classification Society (CCS).
Havyard Design & Solutions delivered the design package for this Sinopec vessel under a contract signed in February 2013.
With a 3,600dwt, the new PSV will be capable of cruising at a speed of 14.8k. It will have a capacity to accommodate 26 persons.
Sinopec Shanghai vice-chief engineer Ge Weimin said: "It is a very beautiful and good-quality design vessel.
"We are glad to have her in our fleet. She has already got a charter working in South China Sea and will do supply work from ShenZhen port for the oil fields of CNOOC."
The shipping unit of Sinopec, the second largest oil company in China, is supporting energy and petroleum activities in Chinese waters, as well as charter OSV services from other ship owners.
In 2012, Sinopec received an anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel of Havyard 843 design, the MV KANTAN 225. The company is expected to receive another new-build in the Havyard 832LSE design from Fujien in 2016.
Developed in 2007, the Havyard 832 PSV design aims to serve a specific need in terms of its size and capacity, safety, fuel economy and being environmentally friendly.
To date, around 30 vessels of this type have either been delivered or are currently being constructed, Havyard stated.
Image: The new Havyard 832 platform supply vessel built for Sinopec. Photo: courtesy of Havyard Group.