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    Delta Logistics orders newbuild from De Hoop

    Yard News // October 23, 2013

    Shipyard De Hoop in The Netherlands has secured a contract for a 70m x 15.8m PSV for Delta Logistics Limited in Trinidad.

    "This vessel heralds the next generation of De Hoop PSVs, coming as a further development of De Hoopís KISS design, that was recently built and delivered for Pemex in Mexico," the yard said in a statement.

    The vessel, with deep water capabilities, will operate in the offshore fields near Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. The PSV is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2014.

    "This latest evolution of the KISS design has been widened to 15.8m to allow for a deadweight of in excess of 2,500 tonnes," said the yard. "The hullform is optimised for fuel efficient operations, during both transit and in DP mode.

    "It will be fitted with a specially developed bulbous bow, designed to maintain a service speed of 12 knots."

    In close consultation with the yard, Delta chose a diesel-electric propulsion concept to achieve enhanced flexibility and economical superiority.

    As with the KISS design, the generators are located on the main deck; this not only allows much larger cargo volumes, but also easier access for maintenance.

    "This technically advanced ship will exploit Shipyard De Hoopís knowledge and experience in luxury cruise vessels to provide a high standard accommodation," said the yard. "This includes low noise and vibration levels, optimised air treatment and further features to provide the crew with an exceedingly high level of comfort."

    Delta Logistics Limited is a marine contracting and consulting company, providing offshore support services for 32 years. As a Trinidad and Tobago owned and operated company, Deltaís geographical market is focused primarily on Trinidadís offshore oil and gas industry, however the company has also operated in other countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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