Guangdong Hongsheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. have begun building the first of two offshore supply vessels for Yudhi Shipping Pte. Ltd. The broker
on the project is Hocean Trading & Development. The first vessel is expected to deliver in July 2008.
Designed by Khiam Chuan Marine of Singapore the vessels will be 58.7 by 14.6-meters with a molded depth of 5.5 meters. A pair of Cummins QSK60-M mains each generating 2200 hp at 1800 RPM will power each boat. They will turn into Reintjes WAF 773 gears with 7.087:1 ratios. Cummins will also supply a KTA38-DM1 and two KTA19-DM1 engines to power the vessel’s electrical generators. A single Cummins DCEC engine will be supplied for the emergency generator as well. Deck equipment will include four mooring winches and a Palfingle PTM1300 crane capable of lifting four tons with a 21.5-meter extension. Tankage will include 700 cubic meters for fuel, 550 m3 for water and m3 for lube oil. Accommodations will be provided for 16 crewmembers and up to 48 passengers. When launched as the MV Mamola Champion, the OSV is expected to achieve a speed of 13 knots and a 50-ton bollard pull.