Optimarin wins nine vessel AHTS contract with Sinopacific
Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is continuing its strong start to the year, with the news that its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) has been selected for nine Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group AHTS vessels. The contract win comes on the back of a recent ten unit order from Atlantis Tankers and the firm’s first foray into the fishing sector, with Fisherman’s Finest’s America’s Finest trawler.
The nine AHTS vessels, designed by Sinopacific’s Shanghai Design Associates specialist OSV team, will be operated by ESNAAD, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). With a bollard pull of 80 tonnes, alongside an advanced electric propulsion system, the SPA80A designs are tailored to meet the unique demands of offshore work in the Arabian Gulf.
All nine vessels are now scheduled for delivery to ESNAAD before the end of 2017.
Optimarin has a history of success within the offshore sector, supplying OBS for names of the stature of Gulf Offshore, Technip, Deep Sea Supply, Siem Offshore and Island Offshore, amongst others. In addition to its upcoming USCG approval, OBS is fully approved by IMO and certified through DNV GL, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, and American Bureau of Shipping.