OSD secures new PSV contracts in China and Japan

Vessel & ROV News - July 16, 2012

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Offshore Ship Designersí UK division, OSD-IMT, has been awarded a contract to supply the design for a modified version of its IMT 982 platform supply vessel to be built at the new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment in Jiangsu, China.

The company said the†contract "is the result of increased marketing and technical collaboration between OSD group companies." It was contracted through OSD-Shanghai, with OSD-Singapore providing design engineering technical support to OSD Shanghai for design modification. The basic class-approved design documentation and design licence is provided by OSD-IMT Ltd, Montrose, UK.

The 83.2m long PSV has a deck area of 900m≤ and can carry 1330 m≥ of fuel oil, 800 m≥ of potable fresh water, 980m≥ of liquid mud/brine, 1,350m≥ of drill water/water ballast, 265m≥ of dry bulk and 170m≥ of base oil. It has a maximum deadweight of about 4,000 tonnes at 6.0m draught.

A diesel-electric propulsion system is fitted comprising four main diesel generators, 2 x 1,900kW frequency controlled electric motor-driven azimuth thrusters for main propulsion and 2 x 800kW frequency controlled electric motor driven tunnel thrusters fitted forward.

The vessel is classed with Lloyds Register of Shipping and is fitted with a DP2 dynamic positioning system. It has accommodation for a crew of 28 persons and has a trial speed of 14.0 knots.

Meanwhile, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed an order with Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) in Japan for six IMT 984 3700 DWT PSVs designed by OSD-IMT, with options for a further four vessels. The vessels will be built in USCís Keihin Shipyard and delivered progressively from third-quarter 2014.

These orders follow on from the one placed in late 2011 for four OSD-IMT-designed IMT 997 5,000 dwt PSVs at USCís Maizuru Shipyard and four IMT 997 PSVs at the EISA Shipyard, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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