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Jaya delivers new vessel to Atlantic Towing

Singapore, November 29, 2012

Jaya Holdings, operators of Singapore’s leading offshore shipbuilding yard, today delivered a new state-of-the-art anchor handling tug supply vessel Jaya Supreme to Canadian buyers, Atlantic Towing.

A delivery ceremony at Jaya’s shipyard in Tuas was held this morning, attended by senior executives from Jaya and Atlantic Towing, their suppliers and contractors, a statement from the company said.

“Jaya Supreme is the largest and most advanced vessel to be built at our shipyard,” said Siew Koon Lim, president of shipbuilding and ship repair at Jaya. “A challenging task, it is therefore a source of great pride for us to deliver a vessel of such complexity to the precise requirements of our client.”

The Jaya Supreme, to be re-named Atlantic Kestrel, is among the most sophisticated offshore vessels ever built in Singapore, the statement said.

The 85-metre vessel, classed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), will deliver under the Singapore flag.

Seng Fatt Kwan, senior vice president of engineering, said: “Jaya Supreme was an amazing challenge. The huge amount of automation and the new notations made this a ground-breaking project for my team. All of us are so proud that Jaya has delivered a vessel of such sophistication on time, within budget, and exceeding the design performance parameters.”
 
George Horsington, president of business sevelopment, Jaya Holdings, said: “Production of oil and gas in shallow waters like the Java Sea has peaked, so the oil majors have moved into deeper waters. Offshore drilling has taken off in difficult and remote locations like the North Atlantic, Greenland, the Russian Arctic Sea and the Barents Sea.”

“Exploration in such areas requires support ships to meet the challenges of harsh environments. The delivery of Jaya Supreme sends a clear signal we are ready and able to supply the technically advanced vessels needed,” he added.
 
Jaya Supreme’s main engines deliver over 16,000 bhp power output with a continuous bollard pull of 211 metric tons. The vessel is built to Wärtsilä’s exacting VS4622 design, with Clean Design notation from DNV that limits air emissions and sea pollution and a green passport to enhance future recyclability. For emergency oil spill response purposes, the vessel features oil recovery tanks.
 
Jaya Supreme is manoeuvrable, its 22-metre beam giving excellent stability even in the rough seas of the North Atlantic winter, the statement said. Built with Dynpos-AUTR Dynamic Positioning (Class 2), the ship is fitted with two bow thrusters and two in the stern, 19-ton and 13-ton thrust apiece respectively. The vessel bridge is designed for Naut-OSV(A) notation, significantly enhancing navigation and communication capabilities.
 
For work in areas close to the Arctic Circle, the vessel has DNV’s Ice-1A class notation, applicable for ships operating in broken channels made by breakers in first-year ice or in open waters with small floes.

Jaya Supreme is built to Comf-V(3) class, which keeps noise and vibration levels within strict parameters. Comfort Class is typically found on passenger ships rather than OSVs, demonstrating strong commitment to the welfare of its crew complement, up to 45, it said.
 
The ship is fitted with a 400 tonne line-pull Brattvaag anchor handling and towing winch. It has additional spooling capacity for deepwater work, twin sets of shark’s jaws, towing pins, and two remote control travelling cranes.
 
Jaya Supreme’s sister ship, the Jaya Sovereign, will be delivered in November 2013. – TradeArabia News Service




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