The naming ceremony of the ALP Keeper took place on June 13, 2017 in Tamano, Japan, making an important milestone in the building process of the four ALP Future class vessels.
The ALP Future Class family of vessels have a fuel capacity of 3400 m3 of IFO/MGO – sufficient for non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls. These long distance towing vessels have bollard pull of 300+ tons, a service speed of 13 knots and a top speed of 19 knots.
Additionally, the vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning capability (DP II) 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 at the highest safety levels.
The ALP Future vessels measure approximately 88.9 meters long, weigh 4250 deadweight tonnes and reache maximum speeds of 19 knots.
Learn more about the ALP vessel technical specs here.