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    Barry Towage & Offshore orders RAmpage 5000

    Vessel & ROV News // May 31, 2006

    Barry Towage & Offshore SA, through its management company Interconsult, has signed a Letter of Intent with Astilleros Zamakona shipyard in Spain for construction of a Robert Allan designed RAmpage 5000 anchor handling offshore support vessel.

    In a statement, the company said it had chosen the RAmpage 5000 "because it best fits all our requirements and expectations for expanding the present fleet."

    Anglo Belgian Corporation will supply the two ABC 16V DZC main engines rated at 2 x 3,400kW at 960rpm for the newbuild. The azimuthing thrusters - type SRP 3030 CP - and bow thruster - a STT 2 - will be supplied by Schottel.

    The propulsion system will give a bollard pull ahead of 114 tons and a free running speed of at least 14 knots.

    Electrical driven deck machinery will be provided by Ridderinkhof BV in the Netherlands.


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