ALP Striker long-distance tow vessel launches

Offshore staff

ULSTEINVIK, Norway – Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair has launched the first of four ultra-long distance tow/anchor handling vessels.

The ALP Striker, based on the Ulstein SX157 design, is the first of its kind said Ulstein, and is designed for long-distance towing of large structures such as rigs and FPSOs.

It is expected to have a bollard pull in the 300 ton range. The length is 88.9 m (292 ft), with a beam of 21 m (69 ft), and deadweight of 4,250 tons, and a fuel capacity of 3,500 tons to allow non-stop trans-Atlantic, trans-Indian, or trans-Pacific operation without fuel cells.

The vessel is set for a 2016 delivery to ALP Marine Services, a Teekay Offshore subsidiary.


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