Bravante’s New PSV is First of Five

By Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Brazil-bound Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) is first of five to the STX SV290 design; Eastern-built, Cummins powered

Eastern Shipbuilding delivered M/V Bravante V (Hull 155) Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil.  Bravante V is the first STX SV290 design of five vessels in a series which are all ABS, SOLAS, DPS-2, AC Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled PSV’s measuring 284 ft. (86.5m) x 60 ft. (18.3m) x 24.5 ft. (7.5m). The vessels all feature four Cummins QSK-60DM 16-cylinder turbo-charged IMO Tier II diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Cummins also furnished the four Marathon Model 744 690VAC main generators. Main propulsion power is provided by two 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel Combi-Drives SCD 2020 Single Fixed Pitch Propellers with Nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 750 rpm each for a total of 6,700 Hp. Schottel also provides two STT 4 Fixed Pitch Reversing Tunnel Thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690VAC electric motors. GE Energy provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, switchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/ communication electronics.  The Bravante V is the first of five in a series of Platform Supply Vessels under contract, each with below-deck segregation capacities:
•    Total Fuel Oil Capacity: 442,675 USG (1,600 cu. m.)
•    Fuel Oil Day-tanks: 62,608USG (237 cu. m.)
•    Drill Water/Ballast Capacity: 513,550 USG (1,944 cu. m.)
•    Potable Water Capacity: 26,575 USG (100.6 cu. m.)
•    Drill/Brine Water Capacity: 5,030 Barrels (800 cu. m.)
•    Fuel/Liquid Mud Capacity: 5,030 Barrels (800 cu. m.)
•    Dry-bulk Mud: 8,631 Cubic Feet (244 cu. m.)
•    Clear Deck Area: 9,494 Square Feet (882 sq. m.)
All five vessels under contract are Marshal Island Flag, IMO/SOLAS, ABS Classed A1, Offshore Support Vessel Ocean Service, Loadline, AMS, ACCU, Circle E, with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO, DPS-2. ESG is currently under contract to build 16 vessels of similar size and complexity for customers in the U.S. and Brazil.

(As published in the January 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)

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