Cochin Ship Yard

Cochin Shipyard (CSL ) has delivered ‘SCI Urja’, a 120t bollard pull anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, to The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).

The vessel is the last in a series of four 120t AHTS vessels built by the shipyard for SCI.

Designed by Norway’s STX OSV , the AH03-type AHTS vessel is certified under dual class by the Indian Register of Shipping and the American Bureau of Shipping.

The vessel has a length of 65.2m and breadth of 16m, and comes equipped with a Rolls Royce Brattvaag Waterfall type anchor handling and towing winch with a bollard pull capacity of 120t.

The AHTS vessel is powered by a pair of 4,000KW diesel engines and two controlled pitch propeller blades for Kort Nozzle operation.

The vessel, which is equipped with dynamic positioning 1 (DP 1), can work as an emergency rescue and recovery vessel in case of an oil field emergency.

Capable of accommodating 29 people, the vessel is claimed to have all the capabilities of a platform supply vessel in addition to its anchor handling capability.

CSL currently has 25 ships on order including the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier for the Indian Navy, 20 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard and four platform support vessels for export.

The shipyard recently signed an agreement with Cochin Port Trust to build a Rs4.87bn ($90m) international ship repair facility over the next six years.

Image: SCI Urja marks the last in a series of four 120t AHTS vessels built by Cochin Shipyard for the Shipping Corporation of India. Photo: Ranjithsiji.