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    Number of GPA PSV/AHTS designs ordered exceeds 70

    News // May 25, 2006

    GPA654 PSVs are building for Rigdon Marine and Bourbon Offshore.

    Guido Perla, Chairman of Guido Perla and Associates (GPA) in the US has announced that the Seattle-based company has now provided designs for a total of 74 PSVs and anchor handlers worldwide.
     
    “Today, our company is leading the field of naval architects for design and construction of next-generation platform support vessels worldwide”, said Guido Perla. “The GPA series of diesel-electric, dynamic-positioning PSVs are providing customers with the capability to transport more pay-load cargoes while saving fuel cost. The GPA vessels work for some of the largest energy companies throughout Asia, West Africa, South America, Mexico, and the US Gulf of Mexico.”

    The GPA designs ordered include:
     
    •         Eighteen (18) GPA 670 PSVs are being delivered by the Zhejiang Shipyard in China for Bourbon Offshore. The 670s are 73m, diesel-electric, DP-2 certified vessels that are capable of carrying 255 cubic meters of bulk material and 1,072 cubic meters of liquid mud in self cleaning oval tanks.
     
    •         Ten (10) GPA 640 PSVs were delivered by Bender Shipyards in Mobile, Alabama for Rigdon Marine. The 640s are 64m, diesel-electric, DP-2 certified vessels that are capable of carrying 202 cubic meters of bulk material and 820107 cubic meters of liquid mud in self-cleaning oval tanks.
     
    •         Ten (10) GPA 654 PSVs are being delivered by Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana for Rigdon Marine. The 654s are 58m, diesel-electric, DP-2 certified vessels that are capable of carrying 144 cubic meters of bulk material and 652 cubic meters of liquid mud in self-cleaning oval tanks.
     
    •         Ten (10) GPA 654 PSVs are being delivered by Dayang Shipyards in China for Bourbon Offshore.
     
    •         Twenty-six (26) GPA 254 AHTS are being delivered by Dayang Shipyards in China for Bourbon Offshore. The GPA 254 PSVs are 58m, diesel-electric, 80 tonne bollard pull, DP-2 certified vessels that are capable of carrying 156 cubic meters of bulk material and 662 cubic meters of liquid mud in self-cleaning oval tanks. 

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