First CRANE/WORKBOAT successfully delivered to KOC

Grandweld Shipyards successfully delivered the first Crane/Workboat, named KOC El-Kout (Imo 9688532), for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) on the 15th of December 2014. The contract was signed in February 2013 to design and build a series of four heavy-duty Crane / Workboat class vessels to meet the specific needs of KOC. The vessels were designed by Grandweld and model-tested before starting production.

The vessels are designed for unrestricted duties and for tasks such as lifting and moving heavy equipment, oil-pollution control, SPM hose handling, FO/FW supply to remote areas, and other similar duties. These vessels are powered by 2 x 1068KW medium-speed main engines driving Azimuthing Stern Thrusters with Controllable Pitch Propellers. The engines are supported by a Condition Based Monitoring System to monitor the engines and propulsion system through satellite. Each vessel is equipped with a crane in the forward area of the vessel capable of lifting 20 tons at a 10-meter radius.

The vessel is also fitted with a bow thruster to enhance the vessel’s manoeuvrability. The vessel achieved a bollard pull of more than 35 tons and a speed of more than 11.9 knots during sea trials much above its contractual requirement.



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