Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:39

ALP CENTRE joins ALP fleet

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ALP is glad to announce that the ALP CENTRE is officially joining our fleet as per April 1st 2015.

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The ocean towage vessel has been reflagged with Netherlands' flag and has been freshly painted with the distinctive ALP colors. ALP CENTRE is the sister vessel of ALP GUARD, and with 300 tonnes Bollard Pull and large fuel capacity, this AHT is specially designed for the long distance towing-, positioning, mooring and hook-up market.

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The vessel is currently underway to Mauritius where she will pick up the Transocean SSDR Sedco 707 for towage to Labuan which will take her approximately 28-34 days.

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Teekay Offshore's wholly-owned (Dutch) subsidiary ALP Maritime Services B.V. (ALP) has agreed to acquire six modern on-the-water long-distance towing and anchor handling vessels for approximately $220 million. The vessels to be acquired were built between 2006 and 2010 and are all equipped with dynamic positioning (DP) capabilities, subject only to a satisfactory inspection of the vessels. The vessels are operating in the 200 and 300 Tonnes Bollard Pull towing vessel segment. This acquisition adds a combined 1,450 Tonnes of Bollard Pull to the ALP fleet, enhancing ALP's competitive position in the high-end long distance towing, positioning, mooring and hook-up market.

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The vessels to be acquired are:
- AHT ORCUS: 306 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2010 – DP II, now ALP CENTRE
- AHT URANUS: 301 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2009 – DP II, now ALP GUARD
- AHT URSUS: 218 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2008 – DP II, now ALP FORWARD
- AHT JANUS: 219 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2007 – DP II, now ALP WINGER
- AHT TAURUS: 207 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2007 – DP II, now ALP IPPON
- AHT MAGNUS: 192 Tonnes Bollard Pull – built 2006 – DP II, now ALP ACE

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Earlier in 2014, Teekay completed the acquisition of ALP Maritime Services B.V. and ordered four 300 ts SX-157 Ulstein X-Bow Design long-distance towing and anchor handling vessels.