KT Maritime christens two Infield Support Vessels
On Wednesday, 9th November 2016, KT Maritime celebrated the naming ceremony of two Infield Support Vessels (ISVs) at ASL Shipyards in Singapore, the company said in its press release.
The ISVs are the most powerful and sophisticated Rotortugs®in the world, purpose-built to support Shell’s FLNG facility Prelude. Prelude FLNG is the largest floating liquefied natural gas facility ever constructed and will produce and export LNG off the coast of Australia. The Prelude FLNG facility will be located in the Prelude and Concerto gas fields in the Browse LNG Basin 200 kilometres (120 mi) off the coast of Australia.
Together with a third ISV which was completed earlier this year, the vessels will be employed to manoeuvre LNG and LPG carriers alongside the Prelude, as well as assist with condensate offtakes, emergency response and personnel transfer.
The christening and delivery of the RT Kuri Bay, RT Roebuck Bay and RT Beagle Bay is one of many major milestones shared with ASL Shipyards, with ASL having built a total of 21 RotorTugs® to date, which KT Ang acknowledged during his address as a proud achievement for ASL and a testament to the relationship between them, KT Maritime and KOTUG.