Last GPA 670 MKIII PSV by Sinopacific

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

On July 13 another offshore vessel series, designed by Naval Architect and Marine Engineering Firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was completed at Zhejiang Shipyard in China with the delivery of the fourth vessel of this series.

The GPA 670MKIII PSV vessels measure 240 ft in overall length and are equipped with three 1,825 kW main diesel generators, two 2,000 kW Azimuthing Z-Drive units, two 746 kW tunnel bow thrusters, as well as one 170 kW emergency generator.  The use of environmentally friendlier diesel-electric propulsion, a standard for all GPA-designed offshore vessels, results in excellent fuel efficiency, lower emissions, as well as lower operating cost for the owner as one or more of the generators can be shut down for stand-by or slower moving operations.  Such benefits have been proven in recent years by other GPA offshore vessel series equipped with the same engine configuration.  The GPA 670 MKIII is the latest version of the original GPA 670 PSV, which was GPA’s first series of PSVs built in China more than six years ago.  A total of 22 of these vessels have been constructed and are now successfully operating globally, including these four GPA 670 MKIII PSVs, four GPA 670 MKII Special Products PSVs, four GPA 670 MKII ROVs and the ten original GPA 670 PSVs.   “This will be the last one of this very successful design.  A new design has been developed to replace this design in order to meet the new clean hull and other recent regulations.  It is sad to realize that, but things in this life are always evolving and we all are getting older.  I certainly believe this design will be an excellent addition to the fleets for years to come.” says Mr. Guido F. Perla, chairman of GPA. 
 
While the GPA 670 MKIII PSVs are designed for worldwide operation, these vessels are primarily developed to engage in the transport of stores, materials and equipment to offshore installations in tropical areas. The DP2- and FFV1-certified vessels, which can accommodate 22 crewmembers, also provide the capability to carry 255 m³ of bulk material, 1,083 m³ of liquid products, 965 m³ of fuel oil cargo, as well as 800 m³ of cargo fresh water.

The vessels are classified BV1, + Hull, + Mach, Unrestricted Navigation Supply Vessel/Oil, Firefighting Ship 1 and AM-AT-R (Class 2). By applying the highest safety standards and comfort levels, offshore operations are being conducted without risk to the health or security of crewmembers. 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

Catamaran Passenger Ferries Delivered in Angola

Incat Crowther announced the delivery a pair of 30m catamaran passenger ferries, Macôco and Panguila, to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. The vessels, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain,

TRIYARDS Buys into Aluminium Shipbuilding Expertise

TRIYARDS Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added new capabilities, products

Singapore’s MPA Discuss LNG Bunkering

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Antwerp Port Authority, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Zeebrugge participated in a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1228 sec (8 req/sec)