Atlantic Towing orders battery hybrid PSV

(SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick) — Atlantic Towing Ltd. has entered into a contract with Havyard Ship Technology for the purchase of a Havyard 833 WE platform supply vessel (PSV), Atlantic Harrier, for delivery in April 2020.

Designed and built by Norway’s Havyard Ship Technology, the Atlantic Harrier is an 294-foot with a 10,785-square-foot deck area, significant cargo tankage, and accommodations for 54 people. The vessel possesses an Ice Class 1B notation and is designed to withstand the harsh operating conditions of both the North Atlantic and the North Sea.

“This is an exciting next step in Atlantic Towing’s strategy to grow and continue meeting current and future demands of customers,” says Gilles Gagnon, general manager and vice president of Atlantic Towing. “Atlantic Harrier’s large cargo capacities, fuel efficiency and low emissions position it as a best-in-class PSV.”

Equipped with a hybrid battery-diesel-electric propulsion package, state of the art contra-rotating propulsion drives, Clean Design notation, and IMO Tier III low emission engines, Atlantic Harrier will leverage 650 kilowatts of installed battery power to fully optimize vessel operating modes to significantly reduce fuel consumption during transit, DP-2 and standby activities.   

“This new vessel allows us to expand our offshore capability and delivers a leading-edge design that continues to accelerate the digitization of our fleet, reduces our carbon footprint and helps our customers optimize their supply chain efficiency,” said Wayne Power, group vice president of J.D Irving’s Transportation and Logistics Division.

Detailed specifications of Atlantic Harrier are as follows:

Length and breadth: 294 feet by 64 feet
Deadweight: 4,250 mt
Free deck: 10,785 square feet
Propulsion: Diesel-electric with battery power (650 kW)
Equipped for ice management
Oil Recovery and NOFO class notation
Installed power: 7,220 bkW
Accommodations: 54 people
Ice Class: 1B
Firefighting class: 1
Atlantic Canadian standby compliant

By Professional Mariner Staff