Havyard Group delivered last Friday its 7th newbuild for the Indian shipping company Global Offshore Services.
The supply vessel “Makalu” of a Havyard 832 design, was named last Saturday in Fosnavaag, Norway. This was the 7th vessel Havyard has constructed and delivered for the Indian shipping company Global Offshore Services, and is newbuild no.113 from Havyard. This is the largest ever vessel to be named in Fosnavaag.
Like other Global Offshore vessels, “Makalu” was also named after a major mountain in the Himalayas. The supply vessel is accommodated for a crew of 26, and was heading straight for West Africa after the naming ceremony where the vessel will be operating for Shell.
Project Manager for newbuild 113, Radek Kaminski, says that ”Makalu” was initially meant to be sister vessel of “Ben Nevis”, the supply vessel that Havyard delivered for Global Offshore in February 2013. “During the production period we were asked to change classifications and rather prepare the vessel for oil protection and rescue / standby operations. While the vessel was being fitted out, it was also decided that it needed further equipment, and also that the flag was to be changed from Indian to Cypriot,” says Kaminski. “This came fairly late in the process and with a short time span for production the project became quite demanding, but also very interesting,” he continues.
“It must be said that all of this would be impossible to carry out if we didn`t have such a good cooperation with the shipping company. After a long time of cooperation with Global Offshore, we know well what to expect from each other. I appreciate that the owners throughout the project have shown their support,” says Radek Kaminski.