Marine Log

October 20, 2006

Fincantieri wins AHTS orders

Fincantieri has gained an order from Germany's Hartmann Logistik GmbH to build two multipurpose Anchor Handling, Tug & Supply Vessels (AHTS) with delivery scheduled for December 2008 and February 2009, respectively, plus an option for further two.

The vessels, designed to ABS class, will be 76.50 m long, 17.50 m wide with a draft of 6.80 me and a deadweight of over 3,000 tonnes. Equipped with four diesel engines capable of generating 16,000 HP, the ships will be capable of reaching a maximum speed of 16.3 knots and will have a bollard pull in excess of 180 tonnes.

The vessels will be able to work in any field of offshore operations and will carry out support activities for oil platforms, such as anchor handling and positioning, deep-sea towing, anti-pollution operations and fire-fighting (Fire Fighting 2 class equipment), transport of dry-bulk and liquid cargo.

The ships will be DP 1 equipped with two adjustable pitch aft propellers, bow and stern thrusters and a forward azimuthing thruster.

The ships will have a 600 sq.m dedicated area for cargo on deck and accommodations for 29 persons ,

Hartmann Logistik GmbH is the Hartmann Group company active in the Offshore Industry, which is headed by Dr. Niels Hartmann, son of the founder of the Group.

Founded in 1981, Hartmann Reederei is a leading global player, a first class shipping and logistic company with a fleet of over 100 vessels including container ships, gas tankers and product tankers as well as bulk carriers, multipurpose vessels and special carriers and has a substantial newbuilding program currently going on with yards in Europe and the Far East.

Operation of offshore support vessels is a relatively new, developing business for the Hartmann Group, although the company has been involved in the tug and barge business since 1984.