ALP Striker and ALP Defender are the first two out of four state-of-the-art SX-157 Ulstein Design ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels to be built. ALP Striker and ALP Defender are part of the ALP Future Class and are currently under construction at the Niigata Shipyard Japan. These long distance ocean towing vessels will be approximately 88.90 meter long and have a deadweight of 4250 tonnes. The vessels have a fuel capacity of 3,500 MT, sufficient for non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls.
The units will be equipped with dynamic positioning capability allowing ultra-long distance towing, offshore installation and decommissioning of large floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) units and floating drill rigs. The vessels are scheduled to deliver in 2016. Below you will see some photos of the newbuilds at the shipyard in Japan.