Choi Lee Delivers OSV
China's Choi delivers first of pair of Offshore Supply Vessels to the Mohammad Al Mojil Group in Saudi Arabia
OSV Almojil 60 is the first delivery in a pair of sisterships for the Mohammad Al Mojil Group in Saudi Arabia to a design by Wartsilla Ship Design Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Construction is to ABS class, with the notation +A1 circle E, +AMS Offshore Support Vessel. Propulsion power comes from a pair of Caterpillar (CAT) 3512C diesels, each developing 1575hp at 1800rpm, turning 2m diameter fixed pitch four bladed propellers to provide a top speed of 12 knots. Two Caterpillar C6.6 generating sets each developing 170kW provide electric power for onboard systems.
Accommodation is on the two decks immediately below the elevated wheelhouse. Twenty-six crew are housed in eleven cabins of one, two and 4-person capacity, and there is provision for carrying twelve passengers. The living area includes a gymnasium, sick bay, laundry, communal toilet facilities for the 4-person cabins (other cabins have ensuite heads), as well as a large crew mess and dining area able to accommodate all crew in one sitting. The galley is in the bow of the ship, and includes walk-in dry provisions stores, refrigeration and freezer rooms.
The aft working deck is timber clad for protection of the steel deck plating, and measures 30mx11m. The aft control station in the wheelhouse has a clear view of the working deck, while the second station forward, with a second Bostrom helm seat, is for underway control of the ship. Amojil 61, the second in this two vessel order, is due for completion in August 2012.