Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, Jennings, La., signed contracts with Aries Marine, Inc of Lafayette, La., to build two LEEVAC Design Services “LDS” 270 DE PSV, a 270 x 56 x 21.5 ft. diesel electric Platform Supply Vessels (PSV).
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to begin this partnership with a company like Aries Marine” said Christian Vaccari, President of LEEVAC. “We have worked very close with Court Ramsay and Tommy Brown to develop an exceptional design.”
The LDS 270 DE PSV will have a deadweight capacity of 4000 LTsw and will carry more than 13,000 barrels of liquid mud. Each will be powered by four 3516C Caterpillar generators rated at 1825 kw each. The propulsion drives and thrusters are being provided by Schottel. Marine Interior Systems was selected for the joiner work and Marine Technologies will be providing the DP-2 system. Aries chose Siemens as the vendor for the Integrated Electrical System. The Siemens Blue Drive product will be used to control the power management, vessel control, machinery, alarms, power and propulsion systems. This will be the second vessel in which LEEVAC will be installing the Siemens Blue Drive system.
“This LDS 270 is a very exciting vessel design which our customers will greatly value. The team at Leevac was quick and responsive to our ideas and delivery timeline. In less than 24 months, we will bring to the offshore market two extremely fuel-efficient, versatile, modern workboats. They will fit perfectly within our existing fleet and bring our total vessel count to 28”, expressed Court Ramsay, President of Aries Marine Corp.
Construction for this LEEVAC design will begin immediately, with delivery for the first and second vessels slated for October 2014 and February 2015, respectively.
Leevac is currently building two Z-Tech 2400 Class Escort Tugs for G & H Towing Company and one MMC 879 PSV for Tidewater Marine. Leevac recently completed a major conversion on a tank barge for Enterprise Marine Service.