Knutsen inks technical service agreement with GTT

The vessels managed by Knutsen OAS Shipping include recent delivery <i>Traiano Knutsen</i>. (Image: Knutsen OAS Shipping)The vessels managed by Knutsen OAS Shipping include recent delivery Traiano Knutsen. (Image: Knutsen OAS Shipping)

Leading independent tanker owner and operator Knutsen OAS Shipping signed a technical service agreement with Gaztransport & Technigaz’s (GTT) covering a fleet of 17 vessels.

This new agreement covers 12 vessels currently in service and will cover 17 vessels by 2022 (including five vessels that are currently under construction). All of the vessels are equipped with Mark III Flex or NO96 technologies, developed by GTT.

Under the Global Technical Services Agreement (TSA), GTT will provide operational and maintenance support. This includes GTT on-site technical assistance for inspection, maintenance, repairs, operations and engineering services. The service level includes access to GTT’s 24-hour remote assistance service, HEARS (Hotline Emergency Assistance & Response Service).

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said “We are pleased to renew and expand this agreement with a long-term partner like KNUTSEN OAS SHIPPING AS, which owns and operates a growing fleet of vessels. Thanks to our tailor-made support services, adapted to the needs of our customers, we guarantee maximum efficiency and safety for vessels in operation.”

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