Bollinger builds new supply boatsYard News // March 9, 2001
Acquiring the newbuildings will double the number of OSVs in the fleet of the Lockport-based vessel operator. The new boats, all named after Bordelon family members will be the Wes Bordelon, Terry Bordelon, and Bunny Bordelon.
Scott Theriot, executive vice president new construction, of Bollinger said, "These new 145s are truly all-purpose and continue to meet and exceed industry requirements. We have already delivered 19, eight are under construction and we have options for more. We had several more serious inquiries about them at the recent Work Boat Show in New Orleans."
Each will be 145ft long with a 36ft beam and maximum draft of 11.5ft. Normal operating draft will be 8ft. All of the newbuilds will be powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines, which will be rated at 750bhp at 1,600rpm. They will drive Bollinger four-bladed, stainless steel propellers through Twin Disc MG5301 reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1. Hydraulic steering will be installed at two pilothouse stations and a 272hp Schottel STT-110 bow thruster will aid steering.
The Cummins engines feature a package that meets new IMO emission standards with direct drive liquid mud pumps off of the main engines thereby eliminating belt systems. Electrical power will be provided by two Cummins 6CTA8.36 diesels driving two Cummins99kW generators.
Oil free bilge systems and dirty oil collection tanks will be on each vessel.Each of the new OSVs will be equipped with four liquid mud tanks with a total capacity of 49,332 gallons. They will be able to carry 28,675 gallons of fuel, 400 gallons of oil, 250 gallons of hydraulic fluids and 13,776 gallons of potable water. Their large 95ft by 32ft aft decks will be able to carry up to 390t of cargo, whilst their crew/passenger decks will be able to accommodate two officers, four crew and ten guests.