December 16 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2013; Grandweld Shipyards, the Middle East’s largest shipbuilder, is pleased to announce that Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milaha -Qatar, took delivery of its first Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) Halul 63.
The contract was signed in July 2011 to build two AHTS sister vessels, which will be utilized to support offshore operations in the GCC region. The 67 metre length Halul 63 is a high-end AHTS with a capacity of 100 Ton Bollard Pull, and Dynamic Positioning capability (DP2). The vessel can accommodate 50 personnel, and is completely outfitted and equipped for anchor handling, offshore supply, oil recovery, rescue, standby and other related duties.
The vessel is powered by two 2720KW MAN Engines, and is fitted with two controllable pitch propellers, two stern thrusters, and two bow thrusters. The second vessel is scheduled for delivery in the end of March 2014.