Crowley Completes Appomattox Platform Tow-Out in the UNITED STATE Gulf ofMexico
Crowley Maritime Corp has actually effectively supplied Shell’s Appomattox semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS) to the open waters of the united state Gulf from Kiewit Offshore Services’ building center in Ingleside, Texas.
Making the tow-out feasible were Crowley’s Ocean Sky and also Ocean Sun tugboats, which interacted in support of client Heerema, along with various other third-party possessions to supply Appomattox.
During the procedure, Crowley’s sea course yanks securely hauled the FPS via the Aransas Channel, after that separated and also supplied companion solutions to the deep-water setup website. Once there, the yanks reconnected to offer placing assistance so Heerema might affix the Appomattox FPS to its mooring spread
“We are proud to have assisted Heerema with another safe and productive tow-out,” claimed Crowley’s Johan Sperling, vice head of state. “Our Ocean Class tugs and experienced team continue to demonstrate the company’s ability to provide offshore and heavy lift marine project support for a variety of energy customers. Few others have the experience and state-of-the-art marine assets that Crowley does. Together, they are a powerful and effective combination.”
Crowley’s Ocean Class yanks are modern-day sea pulling twin-screw vessels with manageable pitch props (CPP) in nozzles, high-lift tails, and also greater than 147 metric-ton bollard pull.
The initially 2 sea course vessels, Ocean Wave and also Ocean Wind, are classified as Dynamic Positioning 1 (DP1) tugboats and also are twin-screw yanks with a total size of 146 feet, light beam of 46 feet, hull deepness of 25 feet and also style draft of 21 feet. The 2nd 2 yanks of the course, Ocean Sky and also Ocean Sun, are classified as DP2 and also are 10 feet much longer.
All 4 vessels can gear steps, system and also drifting manufacturing, storage space and also offloading (FPSO) device tows, emergency situation feedback, salvage assistance and also firefighting.