Nautic Africa announced the launch of its 2020 35m Sentinel yesterday, the first model of a new and innovative design in this class, at a ‘naming’ ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa.

The ‘MV Khajan’, a Sentinel class, multi-purpose maritime vessel which sets a new standard in innovative design and protection, is fully compliant to the naval and oil and gas (O&G) industries operating on the waters of the African continent and beyond. It offers a platform optimised for peak coastal operation performance, mobility and security.

The vessel will be operated by Hadnuvo Marine Limited for oil and gas industry-related assignments from Nigeria all along the Gulf of Guinea.

The 2020 35m Sentinel offers outstanding speed, endurance and versatility with  a range of 1150 nm at 20 knots and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 28 knots thanks to three CAT C32 ACERT D-rated engines and propellers.

What separates this vessel from any others in the market that are not built by Nautic or sister yard Veecraft Marine is that it offers STANAG Level 1 ballistic protection (Wheelhouse STANAG11, Deck-house STANAG 111, complete with its lifesaving ‘Super Shield’ composite wheelhouse structure an internally clad main deck to a height of 2m; all, both to provide significant ballistic support from AK-47 gunfire. With both the wheel house and main deck ballistic protected, the highest levels of safety are ensured for the full crew, security personnel and passengers on board.

“The 2020 (ano) 35m Sentinel ushers in a new era of capability, excellence and performance, both for Nautic Africa and for Hadnuvo Marine Ltd, one of Nigeria’s leading vessel operators, according to Paramount Maritime Holdings CEO, James Fisher.

Nautic are proud to partner once again with Hadnuvo to supply them with a sister ship to the very well respected MV Solinas. The MV Solinas, already known as Nigeria’s finest now has a competitor in the MV Khajan, which has set the bar even higher than before. Together the MV Solinas and the MV Khajan are a formidable pair on the waters of the GoG.

Proudly Hadnuvo is a licensed Nigerian company with a 100% indigenous holding, and was setup to provide a one stop shop with a product range covering all aspects of engineering, human, logistics and marine services, tailored to meet specific general requirements of the major players in the Nigerian economy with particular interest in the oil and gas sub sector. To meet this daunting aspiration, the company keeps an updated database on human, material and equipment resources that might be required for efficient execution of work packs. Additionally, when required Hadnuvo liaise with affiliates in different parts of the world outside of Africa and throughout the; Americas, Europe and Asia and they in turn provide vital support and assistance to their operations in GoG. Hadnuvo wholeheartedly support the local government efforts to transform the indursty by actively developing Nigerian manpower in the oil and gas sector of the economy by this, all major management and administrative positions are occupied by Nigerians.

To list a few of the companies served and focused upon; Addax, Agip, Exon Mobil, Moni Pulo, Schlumberger, Shell, Total and many more, all for whom through Hadnuvo’s knowledge of the local terrain and people of the Niger Delta; plus a thorough understanding of the requirements of the industry, Hadvuno’s aim is to provide a cost effective and value add solutions to support their clients’ needs perfectly.

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