Fourth GPA-designed PSV Delivered

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Guido Perla and Associates (GPA), announced the delivery of the M/V Hector, the fourth of ten GPA 670 Platform Support Vessels (PSV) designed by the company for Bourbon Offshore of Marseille, France, a division of Bourbon. The M/V HECTOR marks the last of four vessels originally ordered by Bourbon Offshore, who has expanded the GPA 670 building program to a total of 10 vessels, which will be built at Zhejiang Shipbuilding in Ningbo, China. The GPA 670 PSVs are 240-ft diesel-electric vessels, which are equipped with two stern-mounted Kawazaki KST-200 360 degree azimuthing Z-drive, fixed pitch, 1,200 rpm powered, full range variable speed motors. A further enhancement to the diesel-electric drives is the dynamic positioning system and the vessel management. The GPA 670 vessel is capable of carrying 9,005 cu. ft. of bulk material and 6,868 barrels of liquid mud in self cleaning oval tanks. The vessels’ pumps deliver mud to a height of 197 ft. above water. The 80-PSI air compressors can also deliver 50 metric tons of dry cement or barite per hour to the same height.

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