The Rotortug® vessels were named at ASL Shipyards in Singapore, and will join a third ISV that was completed earlier in 2016. They are named RT Kuri Bay, RT Roebuck Bay and RT Beagle Bay, and will manoeuvre LNG and LPG carriers alongside Prelude. They will also assist with condensate offtakes, emergency response and personnel transfer.
Ard-Jan Kooren, Director of KT Maritime and acting CEO of Kotug, said: “This is a historic moment for KT Maritime as well as ASL Shipyards. With the development of FLNGs, natural gas production is moving in a new direction and our new ISVs are at the vanguard to support that development.”
Mimoza Anderson, the sponsor lady and wife of KT Maritime’s Business Development Manager, Jamie Anderson, added: “KT Maritime are extremely privileged to be part of such a historic project, our team is extremely excited to take on the responsibility of pioneering the use of infield support vessels in supporting a FLNG facility.”
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