December 26, 2014Earlier in 2014, Teekay Offshore Partners announced the acquisition of ALP Maritime Services B.V. (ALP), a Rotterdam-based provider of long-haul ocean towage and offshore installation services. As part of the transaction, Teekay Offshore Partners and ALP ordered four 300 ts SX-157 Ulstein X-Bow Design long-distance towing and anchor handling vessel newbuildings – the ALP Future Class. Designed to meet the highest industry standards, the vessels have a fuel capacity of 3,500 MT, sufficient for non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls. For more details on the vessel’s features and clean design, watch the video below. This new partnership sets Teekay and ALP ahead of the curve to meet the growing demand for specialized long-haul towing services due to build-out of the offshore oil and gas industry.
For photos of the newbuildings, check out our ALP Future Class Flickr set.