Dubai-based offshore marine firm Stanford Marine has secured a 5-year contract with Total E&P Angola for use of the Stanford Hawk.
Total E&P Angola (TEPA) awarded Stanford Marine a 5-year contract, with two, 2-year options, scheduled to start by the beginning of February 2014.
The Stanford Hawk, which is the latest addition to Stanford Marin's fleet,will be supporting the process and storage activities of TEPA, by transporting personnel and cargo, as well as assisting in safety standby duties.
Stanford Marine’s GM, Darren Reeves, said: "Having the Stanford Buzzard, an 87m PSV, in East Africa, and now the Stanford Hawk in West Africa, allows us to strengthen our presence on the continent and provides a platform to deploy more vessels in the region, if the right opportunity arises.’
Built by Fujian Mawei Shipyard in China, the 75m-long Stanford Hawk is a DP2 diesel electric platform supply vessel (PSV) with a 3300-tonne deadweight, a FiFi 1 notation and accommodation for a maximum 52 people.
With an open deck area of 700sq m and the support of 5-tonne crane, Stanford Hawk cancarry about 1750-tonne of cargo on deck. The vessel has under deck capacities of 1287cu m of fuel, 800cu m of fresh water, 1538cu m of water ballast, 497cu m of brine, and 230cu m dry bulk tanks.
Propulsion comes from four Cummins generators each rated at 1800kW, delivering a maximum speed of 14 knots. Installed with DP Kongsberg K-Master, the vessel has the following reference systems: 3 x Gyro compass, 2 x DGPS, 1 x Cyscan, 1 x radius, 3 x wind sensors and 3 x VRUs.
The vessel sailed to Angola after a two week stay in Dubai, where contract specific modifications were completed. These included special removable boat landing andfloating hoses.