World’s biggest ART 100-46 class Rotor®tug is named
The World’s biggest ART 100-46 class Rotor®tug has been named 'RT RAVEN'. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd and DAMEN Hardinxveld, the naming ceremony took place at the Albwardy Damen yard in Sharjah, UAE, where it was built.
The RT Raven is managed by KT-Maritime Services Australia, owned by the KOTUG group, and will be deployed by ConocoPhillips in the Bayu Undan field, north of Australia.
The RT Raven will provide offshore services, towage assistance, personnel transfer and standby duties at ConocoPhillips’ Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea. These services will be operated by KT-Maritime Services Australia, which is a joint venture of KOTUG International and Teekay Australia.
The RT Raven will be joining KT Maritime Australian managed fleet of ISVs (Infield Support Vessels). With the start of her service making the fourth long term charter in the region for the company, Executive Director of KT Maritime and Chief Executive Officer of KOTUG International, Ard-Jan Kooren, commented, “This year, it is 20 years ago that we had built our first series of Rotor®tug . And today we are here for another milestone, the christening of the largest and most sophisticated Rotor®tug ever built! 46 meters and more than 100tons bollard pull!”
KT Maritime Service Australia Pty Ltd was incorporated in July 2012, and is a joint venture company established by Kotug International B.V. and Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd. KT Maritime has been established to provide the Australian and regional markets with marine towage and related maritime services, focusing business development efforts in the expanding Energy and Resources sectors. KT Maritime makes fast from a solid platform, as the company enters a new era becoming the first specialist Infield Support Marine Service provider for Floating LNG terminals in the world.
To see Damen’s designs and to go on board a range of commercial vessels on the water, visit Damen at Seawork International in Southampton 3-5 July. Visit seawork.com to find out more.