STX Marine responds to Petrobras tenderVessel & ROV News // January 12, 2009
STX Canada Marine (STXM) says it has responded to the recent Petrobras tenders by offering two innovative PSV designs for the Brazilian offshore sector.
Both designs are variants of our popular PSV 23DE clean design vessels under construction at Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Florida, tailored to the specific requirements of the Petrobras tender.
Both designs are DP2 compliant, diesel electric vessels with the power plant located on the main deck, two azimuthing stern drives, and two tunnel bow thrusters.
Said STX Marine: "The goal was to provide a design that was both compliant with Petrobras needs and competitive to build. Key features of this design are a simplified hullform and construction arrangement that is in keeping with cost effective Gulf of Mexico construction practices. High speed diesel engines are specified to keep capital cost to a minimum."
A significant development in the vesselsí performance is that the hullforms have been modified to provide the additional speed required by Petrobras without increasing the installed power.