2016 September 27 15:12
Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc. (NSR), fully owned by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, has announced that first Ultra large Tug of a series of four units, ALP STRIKER, has been delivered to ALP STRIKER BV (ship owning company of ALP Maritime Services BV, Netherlands ) on 12 September, 2016.
ALP STRIKER is one of strongest and largest towing vessels in the world, being able to sail on Max. 19.16knots, 13 knots in ordinal sailing and to tow 309.6 tons.
ALP STRIKER is able to tow large floating objects, such as FPSO, FLNG, RIG etc., for long distance (45 days non-stop) and also work for anchor handling service.
For such special purpose operations, ALP STRIKER has been constructed to have class notations of Ice Class 1B, External Fire Fighting System Fi-Fi II, Dynamic positioning System DP Class II.
NSR is now constructing 3 more Vessels and planning to deliver all by 1Q of 2017.