GPA enters Mexican market with FSV designs for PEMEXVessel & ROV News // July 14, 2014
GPA's FSVs for Enterprise Shipping will be delivered in 2016.
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine cngineering company Guido Perla & Associates (GPA) has been awarded a contract to deliver the design package and class approval package for two GPA 150M Fast Supply Vessels (FSVs).
The vessels for Enterprise Shipping, which have been contracted as part of a contract for two FSVs awarded to the company by Petróleos Mexicano (Pemex), will be constructed at Maritima de Ecologia SA de CV (Marecsa), a shipyard in Mazatlán, Mexico.
GPA developed a shallow draft vessel with exceptional seakeeping capabilities that offers a stable working platform to its crew. The 52m long vessels have a breadth of 10m and provide accommodation for nine crew members and can transport 80 passengers with a deck cargo capacity to transport up to 250 tonnes of supplies on a 26 m2 of clear deck area.
Fitted with four engines (7,200hp in total), two bow thrusters (150hp each) and three auxiliary engines (2 x 250kW and 1 x 99kW), the conventionally driven 350 tonne dwt vessels will have a service draft speed of 20 knots.
The FSVs will be constructed to meet ABS, +A1, AMS, H.S.C. Crewboat Notation and DPS-1 requirements.
Construction of the vessels is expected to commence this summer, with delivery expected in 2016.