Tanker shipping company AET named its newest vessel, Eagle Crato, the final of three Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) shuttle tankers purpose-built for long-term charter to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, based on the agreement signed in February 2020, reports an official release.
AET unveils new DPST
The Eagle Crato was unveiled at a naming ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Eagle Crato will be delivered to AET on Friday, and subsequently to Petrobras to commence her operations in the Brazilian Basin in a few weeks, joining her sisters, Eagle Colatina and Eagle Cambe, plus six other DPSTs which AET already operates for Petrobras.
The 155,000 DWT shuttle tanker was built to Petrobras’ technical requirements and will operate to IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements. Eagle Crato is classed with ABS and equipped with electrical-driven Variable Frequency Drive cargo pumps and high-power thrusters for enhanced fuel efficiency. Eagle Crato is also fully capable of operating in weather conditions expected for her class.
The eco-efficient vessel is fitted with energy-saving devices such as Saver Fins and Savor Stator for improved propulsion efficiency and is approximately 6% more efficient than the EEDI Phase 2 requirements.
Eagle Crato is the eighth vessel and the sixth DPST that AET will be taking delivery of in 2022.
With this newest DPST, AET is growing its global DPST fleet to 17. AET will operate nine DPSTs for Petrobras and in total 13 offshore Brazil, with another four operating in the North Sea including two dual-fuel DPSTs.
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