L&T Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of India-based Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has been awarded a $154m contract to build six vessels for Qatar-based Halul Offshore Services.
The contract includes design, construction, trials and commissioning of four platform supply vessels (PSVs) and two anchor-handling towing, supply and standby vessels (AHTSSVs) each with a bollard pull of 150t.
The ship’s design, which will be optimised using modern tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), meets the latest marine environmental and crew accommodation regulations, according to the company.
Installed with dynamic positioning (DP2) systems, the ships will be able to perform fire-fighting, emergency response, rescue-and-standby, offshore-supply, oil-recovery and related duties.
The PSVs will feature a diesel-electric propulsion engine and will be used for carrying hazardous cargo such as methanol. The AHTSSVs will have an advanced diesel-hybrid propulsion engine. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first and last quarter of 2015, respectively.
L&T’s shipbuilding facility is located at Hazira in Gujarat state of India. The facilities at the shipyard include prefabrication facilities such as shot blasting and priming, a CNC cutting machine, semi panel line fabrication, a unit assembly bay, block assembly and a slipway. The facility also includes a ship lift system and outfitting workshops to carry out ship repair.
In addition to PSVs and AHTSSVs, L&T Shipbuilding is capable of constructing heavy lift cargo vessels, CNG carriers, chemical tankers, defence and paramilitary vessels, and other role-specific vessels.