Atlantic Towing Orders Hybrid Battery-Powered PSV

The Havyard 833 WE-design Atlantic Harrier
The Havyard 833 WE-design Atlantic Harrier. Image courtesy Atlantic Towing Limited

Canada-based Atlantic Towing has entered into a contract with Norwegian ship technology group Havyard for the purchase of a state-of-the-art hybrid battery-powered platform supply vessel for delivery in April 2020.

Designed and built by Norway’s Havyard Ship Technology, the Havyard 833 WE-design vessel, named Atlantic Harrier, will be 89.7-meter vessel with more than 1,000 square meters of deck space, significant cargo tankage, and accommodations for 54 people, according to Atlantic Towing. The vessel will also hold an Ice Class 1B notation and is designed to withstand harsh environment operations in the North Atlantic and the North Sea.

The DP-2 vessel will feature hybrid battery-diesel-electric propulsion with 650-kilowatts of installed battery power, as well as state-of-the-art contra-rotating propulsion drives, Clean Design notation, and Tier III low emission engines.

“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 Limited, which has its headquarters Saint Johns, New Brunswick. “The Atlantic Harrier’s large cargo capacities, fuel efficiency and low emissions position it as a best-in-class PSV.”

“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,” says Wayne Power, Group Vice President of J.D Irving’s Transportation and Logistics Division.

Atlantic Harrier Specifications:

Length x Breadth: 89.7 m x 19.6 m
Deadweight: 4250 mt
Free Deck: 1,002 m2
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 Persons
Ice Class: 1B
Firefighting Class: 1
Atlantic Canadian Standby Compliant