Jaya Pride delivered by Jaya's Batam shipyardVessel & ROV News // February 26, 2013
Jaya Holdings Limited recently delivered a multi-purpose offshore support vessel, Jaya Pride. “Jaya Pride is one of the most sophisticated vessels produced by Jaya’s Batam shipyard,” said Chief Executive Officer Venkatraman Sheshashayee, “a highly versatile DP2 vessel for offshore platform maintenance, one we have already fixed on a time charter with a key customer.”
The 78m vessel, which can accommodate up to 148 passengers and crew, is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and will deliver under the Singapore flag.
Lim Siew Koon, President - Shipbuilding/Ship Repair, said: “Jaya Pride is another big step forward for our yard in Batam. It shows our ability to produce more and more complex vessels in our expanding facility.
"Jaya Pride is fully compliant with SPS Code 2008 and features one of the largest lattice boom cranes we have installed on a self-propelled vessel, a Liebherr model with 40 tonnes lifting capacity at 40m outreach, or 50 tonnes at 20m, and man riding rating for personnel transfer.”
George Horsington, President - Business Development, said: “On delivery, the vessel will start a term charter with Belait Offshore in the South China Sea. Platform maintenance vessels are in increasing demand, not just in South East Asia but Mexico and West Africa, two markets we are targeting. When offshore infrastructure requires renovation and refurbishment, this type of vessels play a pivotal role supplying accommodation and lifting capability for the work force. They can also be used for hook-up and commissioning work on new facilities, and for painting campaigns.”
Mr Horsington also confirmed Jaya expects to deliver a similar though larger Wärtsilä designed workboat from its Batam yard in 2014. “We are confident Jaya Pride will be the first of many such vessels for our chartered fleet in the coming years,” he said.
Jaya Pride’s main Caterpillar engines deliver over 5,150 bhp, supported by two bow thrusters and two stern thrusters from Kawasaki. The vessel has Volvo Penta generators and 650m2 of clear deck capacity for client equipment and cargo.
Jaya Pride is fitted with both four-point mooring and a Kongsberg dynamic positioning system. As well as two DGPS reference systems, the vessel has a Kongsberg high precision acoustic positioning (HiPAP) system for precision station-keeping and ROV work.