September 30, 2010
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) is pleased to announce that K LINE OFFSHORE AS (KOAS) took succesful delivery of its first large size PSV(※1) "KL BREVIKFJORD", constructed at STX Europe Brevik Yard in Norway on September 24th. KOAS, headquartered in Arendal, Norway is the owner and operator of the vessel, and "K" Line holds 95% of KOAS shares.
This vessel, which is also the first Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) built by "K" Line Group, will be chartered for a period of a maximum of eight years to the Brazilian National Oil Company Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), after delivery.
This vessel’s unique features include largest deadweight tons of 5,100 MT with 1,100㎡ cargo deck area and equipped with Dynamic Positioning System (DPS(※2)). Also, the vessel features environmentally-friendly specifications, so-called Clean Design, including double-hull structure for fuel oil tanks and equipped with Ballast Water Management System prior to the IMO-BWM (Ballast Water Management Convention) coming into effect.
KOAS is scheduled to deliver two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS(※3)) and three PSVs by July 2011. The company will offer efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly OSV services to its customers in growing offshore oil and gas field development worldwide.
Please also see the press release by K LINE OFFSHORE AS.
(※1) PSV is used for transport of cargo (Fuel, Food, Water, Dry-Bulk, Explosives, etc.) to and from offshore installations.
(※2) DPS is designed to maintain a specified position by vessel’s propulsion system such as thrusters.
(※3) AHTS is a multiple-purpose tug designed for transport of cargo in addition to anchor handling, towing duties of floating rigs (Jack Ups, Semi Submersibles, etc.) and installation of sub-sea equipment.