AET’s new shuttle tanker able to work for Petrobras

Following a naming ceremony, the third and closing Suezmax second-generation dynamic positioning (DP2) shuttle tanker constructed for a long-term constitution with Petrobras is anticipated to begin operations off Brazil in just a few weeks, outlined AET, a Singapore-based petroleum logistics unit of Malaysia’s MISC Berhad.

After AET inked a constitution cope with Petrobras for 3 Suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers in February 2020, the primary of those vessels, Eagle Colatina, constructed for Petrobras constitution was named in March 2022. Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) handed over the second, Eagle Cambe, on 31 Might 2022.

In an replace final week, AET revealed that it has named its latest vessel – Eagle Crato – the ultimate of three Suezmax DP2 shuttle tankers purpose-built for the constitution with Petrobras.

Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam, AET President & CEO and MISC Group COO, remarked: “At present’s naming of Eagle Crato marks one other vital milestone in our rising partnership with Petrobras. This memorable occasion reinforces AET’s dedication to eco-efficient and high-quality operations in Brazil. Thanks to Petrobras, Samsung Heavy Industries, ABS and colleagues from Eaglestar, and AET crew members for guaranteeing the protected and well timed development in addition to supply of our newest vessel.”

The corporate defined that this “eco-efficient and extremely specialised” DP2 shuttle tanker was unveiled at a naming ceremony held on the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The vessel was anticipated to be delivered to AET on 29 July 2022.

Commenting on the naming ceremony, Rafael Noac Feldman, Government Supervisor of Logistics, Petrobras, acknowledged: “Petrobras could be very happy to take part on this ceremony, which represents one other step in direction of growing the capability and energy of our logistics sources, making Petrobras ready for its future challenges.”

The Eagle Crato shuttle tanker is anticipated to begin operations within the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras in just a few weeks, becoming a member of its sister vessels, Eagle Colatina and Eagle Cambe, plus six different DPSTs which AET already operates for Petrobras.

Moreover, AET and Eaglestar website groups have been working carefully with the SHI crew to make sure the protected and well timed development and subsequent supply of Eagle Crato and her two sister vessels through the ongoing pandemic. As well as, Eaglestar can be the appointed ship supervisor of Eagle Crato.

This 155,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker was constructed to Petrobras’ technical necessities in Brazil and can function to the “highest operational and environmental requirements,” together with full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission necessities. The vessel is classed with ABS and outfitted with electrical-driven variable frequency drive cargo pumps and high-power thrusters for enhanced gasoline effectivity. 

Furthermore, Eagle Crato can be totally able to working in climate circumstances anticipated for its class, in line with AET. Moreover, the vessel is fitted with energy-saving gadgets akin to Saver fins and Savor Stator for improved propulsion effectivity and is roughly 6 per cent extra environment friendly than the EEDI Part 2 necessities.

“Eagle Crato is one other extremely specialised DP2 shuttle tanker that signifies an extra step ahead in our contribution to constructing a extra sustainable maritime ecosystem. By means of our shut collaboration with our companions, we’ll frequently spend money on innovation to decrease the trade’s carbon footprint. All a part of AET’s dedication to assembly the IMO’s 2030 Greenhouse Fuel (GHG) depth discount ambition and our dedication throughout the MISC Group to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050,” added Capt. Subramaniam.

Eagle Crato shuttle tanker; Supply: AET

Based mostly on the agency’s assertion, Eagle Crato is the eighth vessel and the sixth DPST that AET shall be taking supply of in 2022. With this latest DPST, AET is rising its international DPST fleet to 17.

Datuk Yee Yang Chien, President & Group Chief Government Officer, MISC and AET Chairman, commented: “AET’s outstanding development journey into one of many largest shuttle tanker gamers on the earth inside a comparatively brief span definitely didn’t occur by likelihood.

“At present, we have a good time one other milestone of development and continued progress for AET and the MISC Group in direction of constructing a sustainable future for the maritime trade.”

Because of the most recent supply, AET will now function 9 DPSTs for Petrobras and 13 in complete offshore Brazil, with one other 4 working within the North Sea together with two dual-fuel DPSTs.

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