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    Penguin Shipyard building for Pelican Offshore

    Yard News // April 1, 2005
    Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International is making good progress with the construction of a 40m aluminum crew supply boat for associated company Pelican Offshore Services.

    The high speed vessel is being built to a design by the shipyard's naval architect.

    With accommodation for eight crew and 70 passengers the vessel will be powered by three Cummins KTA M2 engines each developing 1,800hp (1,343kW) at 1,900rpm.

    The V16 engines will turn 1.36m propellers through Twin Disc 6848 SC marine gears to give the boat a 30 knot design speed.

    The as yet unnamed boat's 7.5m beam and 3.65m moulded depth will contain tankage for 60,000 litres of fuel and 36,000 litres of water along with 800 litres of lube oil. The cargo deck will handle 70 tonnes at up to 2.5 tons per square metre.

    Delivery of the offshore crew supply boat is scheduled for July 2005.

    Penguin Shipyard is also building a 36m crew boat. The firm's parent company, Penguin Boat International Ltd (www.penguin.com.sg/ ), is Singapore's largest ferry operator.

    Started as a private firm in 1972 by Mr Heng Kheng Seng, the company is now publicly traded under his direction and operates a fleet of 106 vessels.

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