ConocoPhillips awards contract KT-Maritime

May 12, 2016


KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded another Infield Support Vessel contract, for the ConocoPhillips Bayu Undan operation.

The contract is for the design, construction and operation of a new Infield Support Vessel (ISV), which will support ConocoPhillips’ offshore operations in the Timor Sea, 500km north-west of Darwin and 250km south of East Timor.

Perth-based KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd, a joint venture partnership between KOTUG International B.V and Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd, will supply one customised 46 metre-long, 100-tonne bollard-pull RotorTug for offshore support.

The ISV RotorTug has been specifically designed to meet the field’s unique marine service requirements which include tanker berthing and operations support, including emergency response.

Commenting on the contract award, KT Maritime’s Executive Director and KOTUG’s CEO, Mr. Ard-Jan Kooren, said: “This is a very significant contract for KT Maritime as we work towards further establishing ourselves as a reputable service provider to the oil and gas segment.

Our team remains committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient marine services and we are honored to have been afforded the opportunity to partner with ConocoPhillips on this exciting project”.

The ISV will be powered by Rotortug® technology pioneered by KOTUG, featuring three separate azimuth propulsion units to provide improved vessel safety, power, efficiency and maneuverability.

“We are the ISV specialist and securing our second ISV contract in the region, is a really significant milestone for our company to be reaching in such a challenging market.

We have a fantastic opportunity to work with industry to deliver the next generation of innovative ISVs and ensure we achieve operational leadership for many years to come”.