Eastern to Build Offshore Vessel for Harvey Gulf

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Image: Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding announced that on, Wednesday July 16, 2014, Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. (HGIM) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) entered into a contract to construct a new Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) RAmpage 6400 Multipurpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities.

The RAL design is designated RAmpage 6400 and Eastern Hull No. 234; the vessel will begin a 10-year charter when delivered in April, 2016. Harvey Gulf is Eastern’s long term offshore vessel client; now contracting its 14th offshore vessel over the past 13 years. This contract continues Eastern’s long term commitment and history of being one of the most successful U.S. shipbuilders in the offshore marine shipbuilding industry. Eastern will continue to provide better services and grow its facilities along with its strong workforce of men and women who are always eager for the next new construction, conversion or repair challenge.

Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. will be providing this detailed MPFSV Hybrid design and engineering providing better diesel fuel efficiencies than typical vessels of the same class during various offshore operating conditions.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is again a part of Harvey Gulf International Marine’s ongoing growth specializing in towing drilling rigs and providing Offshore Supply and Multipurpose Support Vessels for deepwater water operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group is currently under contract constructing a total of ten vessels of similar size and complexity for customers here in the United States and in Brazil. These contracts maintain Eastern’s reputation for constructing and delivering vessels on-time and on-budget, and as one of the largest OSV/PSV and MPSV new construction shipyards in North America.

The RAmpage 6400 (MPFSV) features the following characteristics:
Dimensions (Overall): 212’-7”x 59’-1”x 25’-7’
Total Horsepower: 9,384 BHP
Main Engines: (2) GE Marine 12V250MDC IMO II, EPA Tier 4i marine propulsion diesel engines 4,694HP each Main PTI/PTO Clutches: (2) Twin Disc HLPS95 Marine Gears
Hybrid System: (2) 1,000kW Induction Shaft Motor/Generators with a DC Bus via
Bi-directional Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)
Main Propulsion: (2) Schottel Model SRP 3030 CPP in Nozzles
Bow Thrusters: (2) Schottel STT 2FP each powered by 600kW electric motors
Main Generators: (2) Cummins QSK19DM Tier 3, 350kW at 1,800RPM
Emergency Generator: (1) Cummins/CMSL QSB7-DM Tier 120kW at 1,800RPM
Fwd. Anchor/Towing Winch: (1) Hydraulic Anchor Windlass/ Towing Winch Drum Rated Pull: 60.0 T x 0 ~ 50 m/min
Brake Holding: 100.0 T (static, 1st layer) Aft. Towing Winch: (1) Hydraulic Anchor Handling/ Towing Winch,
Drum Pull (1st layer) : 150.0 T x 0~25.0 m/min
75.0 T x 0~30.0 m/min
20.0 T x 0~45.0 m/min
Drum Brake Holding : 300.0 T (static, 1st layer)
Classification: ABS A1, AMS, Circle E, ACCU, ACP, UWILD, FFV-2, DP-2, Offshore Support Vessel, Notation (DSV Capable, ROV Capable), AH, TOW, SUPPLY, HAB+(WB), ENVIRO,
Flag: United States of America


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