Brunvoll continues its success in securing big orders on thrusters!

Jun 04 2020

Yet another contract has been secured re-confirming Brunvoll's position as a world-leading partner on thruster systems for Shuttle Tankers with Dynamic Positioning.

- Once again we are taking pride in being selected as the trusted partner for new buildings within the Shuttle Tanker segment. In these special times with the ongoing global pandemic, we are extremely happy to secure orders that gives us more visibility for 2021.


Big thanks to the continuous effort shown by the whole Brunvoll organization making us the preferred partner globally. In this context, I would like to give special thanks to our local agents and not least our Service Engineers who travel around the world making the final effort in satisfying our customers, says Kåre Øyvind Vassdal, CEO at Brunvoll Group.


It is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, which has ordered thruster systems for the construction of two DP Shuttle Tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT), the second largest Shuttle Tanker operator in the world. KNOT is a joint venture between Norwegian-based Knutsen OAS Shipping and Japanese-based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).


Today KNOT has a fleet of 25 advanced shuttle tankers, 6 new buildings, and one Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO).


The two Shuttle Tankers KNOT now has put in order are each at 129,000dwt. They will be part of the company's operations at the Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea.


During loading and unloading operation, the vessels are operated with Dynamic Positioning (DP) and position keeping is ensured by two tunnel thrusters and three retractable azimuth thrusters totaling 10,500kW (14,280 HP) from Brunvoll. Brunvoll has recently completed the delivery of similar thruster systems to two ships ordered by the same shipping company built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and another pair at Cosco Zhoushan in China.


- This is a very valuable contract adding to several other deliveries to the same segment, again consolidating our position as the preferred partner for thruster systems for DP Shuttle Tankers for leading players with operations in the Northern Territories and in Brazilian waters, says Per Olav Løkseth, Marketing Director at Brunvoll in a comment.


- Securing this order justified the optimism we expressed only few weeks back when we received contracts for three other Shuttle Tankers, and we just have to maintain our hard work in obtaining even more contracts for the delivery of our propulsion and thruster systems to Shuttle Tankers.


We are confident that our system solutions for propulsion and maneuvering are optimized for the next generation of Shuttle Tankers, which are built to strict environmental requirements. Our solutions result in lower energy consumption and lower emissions for the operator, and we focus on sustainability in the production of our products, says Løkseth.


We would also like to emphasize that it is the long term strategy and targeted work of our entire organization that over time has helped to build our position as a preferred partner in the Shuttle Tanker segment. The fact that both yards and ship owners repeatedly order new vessels with our propulsion and thruster systems confirms that Brunvoll's products deliver expected results and quality.


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