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    Bender to build KMM PSV for Naviera Tamaulipas

    News // November 8, 2002
    Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group, has announced that Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co of Mobile, Alabama has been awarded a construction contract by Naviera Tamaulipas SA of Tampico, Mexico for a 202ft Platform Supply Vessel designed by KMM and based on the K220, part of KMM's new K-series of Platform Supply Vessel designs.

    The 202ft x 54ft x 19ft vessel was designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM) in consultation with Bender and Naviera Tamaulipas and incorporates the specific needs of the owner for operation in the Mexican offshore market and includes some of the latest industry technology and trends such as oblong liquid mud tanks outboard of the center line bulk mud tanks, 600 HP A/C electric motor driven CPP tunnel thrusters, two in the bow and one in the stern.

    The vessel will be certified by ABS DPS1 and will be equipped with a 5300 GPM fire monitor driven by an A/C electric motor. Propulsion consists of two Caterpillar 3516B DITA diesel engines driving fixed pitch open propellers.

    The vessel design is based on the KMM standard K200 series K220 that KMM developed specifically for the Gulf of Mexico market. The K200 series consists of PSVs where the second two digits represent the design deadweight in hundreds of tons. The design has been tailored to the facilities and construction philosophy at the Bender shipyard.

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