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ALP agrees 10-vessel maintenance deal with Radio Holland

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Radio Holland reports that it has been awarded a 10-vessel Managed Service Agreement (MSA) from ALP Maritime Services BV, part of the Teekay Offshore group, to support the navigation and communications systems on board its ships.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Established in January 2010, ALP focuses on ocean towing, offshore positioning and mooring of floating platforms, heavy transport and salvage operations.

Together with Ulstein Design, in September 2011 the company started designing the ‘ALP Future Class’ – anchor handling and tugboats with a bollard pull of around 300 tonnes and Dynamic Positioning capabilities.

In February 2014, with the help of its new owners Teekay, ALP awarded Niigata Shipbuilding and Repair a contract to build the four vessels, with Radio Holland contracted to equip the vessels with NavCom equipment. The first two vessels were scheduled for delivery in August 2016 and December 2016, and the following two in 2017.

In 2015, ALP also took over six traditional-style tugs (200-300 tonnes bollard pull) from Harms Offshore. The six tugs, as well as the four newbuild vessels, are all covered by the Managed Service Agreement with Radio Holland.

“Our ships sail all over the world. We need a good, reliable partner for our NavCom equipment to help us serve our customers in the oil & gas industry,” said ALP chief operating officer, Leo Leusink.

“We chose this contract because we are active in tramping. Our ships go everywhere; we never know exactly which ports they will call at. As a result, we need a high level of support and maintenance and global coverage. We believe Radio Holland can provide that.”{/mprestriction}

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