The group headed by Gavarone and Delle Piane will acquire the new support unit originally commissioned Rosetti Marino shipyard by Augusta Offshore.
Genoese shipowning group Rimorchiatori Riuniti, helmed by the Gavarone and Delle Piane families, has been evaluating a new investment to strengthen Finarge fleet with a new offshore mean.
Originally, they were seemingly interested in a new AHTS (few Spanish, Croatian and Korean yards were shortlisted), while they are currently evaluating a ‘prompt delivery’.
According to credited rumours Rimorchiatori Riuniti will acquire a new Multifunctional Anchor Handling – Supply Vessel currently under construction at Rosetti Marino yard of Ravenna.
This unit, ready for delivery by the end of October (as recently announced by the yard), was originally commissioned (in 2012) by Augusta Offshore, controlled by Gruppo CaFiMa of Naples.
The latter company, recently undergoing an in-depth corporate restructuring plan which urged the sale of six tankers owned by British subsidiary Blenheim UK, was no longer able to bear such investment.
The new unit, sister to the Asso 31, taken in by Augusta Offshore in 2012, followed Rolls Royce UT 712 CD plan.
Should the sale be accomplished, this unit will join Finarge fleet after a further delivery; as a matter of fact, Korean SPP Shipbuilding yard is completing construction of the new ’AHTS ordered by Gavarone and Delle Piane in spring 2013.
The new mean, built in Asia, will be Finarge flagship and the most powerful AHTS flying Italian flag.
This unit, built in compliance with the MOSS 919 plan, will be 84 metres in length, 19.5 maximum in breadth and 3400 tons maximum capacity. Propulsion will be generated by 4 MAK engines able to provide 21,700 BHP and 220 tons bollard pull.