Mr Dagher Al Marar, CEO of ESNAAD and Mr. Simon Liang, Chairman and CEO of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group at signing ceremony
China's Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) was recently successful in winning the bid for the construction of nine anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESNAAD.
ADNOC firstly launched bids for this new-building project in 2013 and then handed it over to ESNAAD, its wholly-owned subsidiary for follow up. The above contract was signed by both parties in Abu Dhabi and SINOPACIFIC will deliver all 9 vessels in 2017.
The design that won the bid is the SPA80A, which is an AHTS with electric propulsion system and a bollard pull of 80 metric tons designed by SDA (Shanghai Design Associates), the SINOPACIFIC OSV (offshore supply vessel) design team.