Bollinger sells two OSVs to Odyssea MarineVessel & ROV News // November 14, 2008
In late October, Bollinger Shipyard in the US announced that it had sold two 193ft offshore supply vessels to Odyssea Marine.
The first boat, Odyssea Champion, has already gone to work with the second boat, Odyssea Defender, delivering in December.
In accordance with the original plan the boats were sold to the successful bidder after the completion of the first vessel. This was Bollingerís way of dealing with the prices of materials that were still escalating at an unpredictable rate making effective advance bidding virtually impossible. Specifics of the contract terms and conditions were not made available.
The DP1 Gulf of Mexico class boats, one of two designs that Bollinger has under construction, have a 40ft beam and 15ft moulded depth on their 193ft length.
They will be powered by a pair of Tier 2 Cummins QSK50-M main engines turning 78 x 66in propellers through Twin Disc MGX5600 gears with 5.76:1 ratios.
A Tier 2, Cummins QSK19 engine powers the single 600hp Schottel bow thruster. Two Tier 2 Cummins QSM11 engines power a pair of 250kW generators and an additional Tier 2 QSK19 powers the Crane Demmng fire pump.