On 26 May 2020 AET, energy logistics provider, took delivery of Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tankers purposed built for long-term charter to Petróleo Brasileiro SA – Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation.
In May 2018 AET and Petrobras entered into a long-term charter to operate four Suezmax shuttle tankers in the Brazilian Basin and Eagle Petrolina is the first of these contracted vessels.
She was delivered to AET on 22 May 2020 and will commence her operations in mid-late June joining the two vessels AET already operates in the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras.
Eagle Petrolina was built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea where her three sisters are currently under construction and due to be delivered later this year.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, all extra health and safety precautions were taken by the AET and Eaglestar site teams working closely together with the SHI team to safeguard the ongoing construction and delivery.
The four 152,000 DWT vessels have been built to Petrobras’ technical requirements for DP2 shuttle tankers in a collaboration with SHI, DNV-GL and Eaglestar and will operate to the highest operational and environmental standards, including full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements.
Each is equipped with electrical driven cargo pumps for enhanced fuel efficiency, high power thrusters and are fully capable of operating in weather conditions expected for their class.