BAE Systems to Build PSV's for Jackson Offshore

Press Release
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Jackson Offshore PSV: Photo credit BAE Systems

Jackson Offshore Operators contracts BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, to build 2 platform supply vessels (PSVs).

The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and is another major step forward in the company’s support to the oil and gas industry.

Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide. The contract, which was announced at this week’s International Work Boat Show in New Orleans, also includes options to build two additional PSVs in the future.

The GPA 675J PSV design will be provided by Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. of Seattle. The vessels will include an integrated Rolls-Royce ship systems package inclusive of low-voltage active front end diesel electric system and a complete Rolls-Royce propulsion package with Azipull propulsion thrusters.
 
“We are very excited to be moving forward with the construction of two GPA 675J PSVs,” said Lee Jackson, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC. “We are confident that BAE Systems can deliver the vessel on time and on budget.”

“This contract is a good fit for BAE Systems in Jacksonville as the facility has a proven track record and has been successful in the construction of vessels to support the offshore market,” said Richard McCreary, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards.

The Jackson Offshore contract is part of a continued effort by BAE Systems to increase the backlog of new construction work at its facilities in Jacksonville and in Mobile, Alabama. The company is currently constructing two dump scows and a trailing suction hopper dredge in Mobile with scheduled deliveries in 2013 and 2014 respectively.


 

 



 

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