Second Modular Capture Vessel for US Operation

MarineLink.com
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Drydocks World announced the completion and delivery of Eagle Louisiana, the second of two Modular Capture Vessels (MCV) for the U.S. The first MCV, Eagle Texas, sailed away from Drydocks World’s yard in August last year. The vessels are the world’s first MCVs.

Drydocks World converted the AFRAmax tanker for AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, which has a 20-year agreement with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for the operation of the MCVs. Ten world-renowned companies form MWCC:  ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, Shell, Apache, Statoil , BHP Billiton, Hess - all of them committed to safe deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The MCVs will operate as normal tankers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and will be outfitted and deployed for containment services in the event of a deepwater well control incident in the region.

“We have once again proven our exemplary project management capabilities, engineering solutions, commitment to the industry and the drive to face challenges in delivering pioneering projects with world leaders like AET and MWCC,” said H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World.  “This is a pioneering project. A newly-fabricated subsea containment assembly will attach to risers and other containment equipment to direct the flow of fluids to the MCVs for processing and storage. We are delighted to have been associated with this ground-breaking project. This accomplishment also represents two million man-hours without a single Lost Time Injury, which together with the four million man-hours on Eagle Texas is quite an outstanding achievement.”

The work scope of the shipyard included installing components such as four retractable azimuth thrusters, one tunnel bow thruster, new machinery spaces, diesel generator sets and associated tanks, auxiliaries, switchboards, and electrical distribution equipment. The main engine was modified for Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) operation and a control system was added for dynamic positioning, power management and equipment monitoring. Structural support stools and foundations were added for the future installation of topsides processing modules, a turret, flare tower, communications equipment, control facilities and other miscellaneous equipment. 

The ship’s systems were modified to provide services to topsides processing equipment, as well as hydraulic systems for the CPP, thrusters, cargo valve control and fire pumps.  A new main deck central pipe rack was fabricated and piping was installed to support topsides processing equipment. The ship‘s living quarters were also upgraded to accommodate more than 65 persons.  Mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning, testing and sea trials of the converted vessel were also carried out.

The amount of steel used for the Eagle Louisiana project is 2,530 metric tons with 19.68 km of pipes and electrical cables of 292 km also utilized. The MCVs will individually have 700,000 barrels of liquid storage capacity, and can process, store and offload the liquids to shuttle tankers. The process equipment will separate the liquids from gas, safely store the liquids and flare the gas. Then the liquids will be offloaded to shuttle tankers which will transport the liquids to shore.  With the delivery of the MCVs, Drydocks World has created a name for itself in sophisticated vessel conversions.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Xeneta: No Silver Lining for Container Shipping in Brexit Storm

Xeneta, a  global benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerized ocean freight, believes that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will

PALFINGER Finalizes Harding Acquisition

The PALFINGER Group closed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Herkules Harding Holding AS, i.e. the globally operating Harding Group, supplier of lifesaving

ClassNK Amends IGC Code Rules and Guidance

Classification society ClassNK has amended its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in response to the latest industry developments,

Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Delivers Seven Seas Explorer

The first of two ultra luxury cruise ships delivered for Regent Seven Seas Cruises   Seven Seas Explorer, the newest ultra luxury ship of Regent Seven Seas Cruises,

Damen Signs MOU with Sydney City Marine

Damen Shipyards Group and Sydney City Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the future cooperation of the two companies concerning the

Rolls-Royce Azimuth Thrusters Ordered for New Tug

Rolls-Royce has won an order for US255 FP z-drives from San Francisco’s Vessel Chartering LLC, a wholly owned division of Baydelta Navigation. The thrusters will

Tanker Trends

Tanker Allision on the Piscataqua River

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is continuing to monitor the condition of the chemical tanker Chem Venus, after it allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats

NAT Takes Delivery of Suezmax, Earnings Capacity Up

Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT" or "the Company") announced that it today took delivery of a Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sirius, built at a shipyard in Japan.

BIMCO - Oil Product Tankers Earnings Decline as stockbuilding Slows Down

BIMCO’s expectations remain as the oil product tanker fleet continues to grow with earnings at the lowest since Q3 in 2014. But there is still money to be made in the second half of 2016.

Energy

Construction Begins on Johan Sverdrup Riser platform

The riser platform construction start was marked today at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre (from right),

NAT Takes Delivery of Suezmax, Earnings Capacity Up

Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT" or "the Company") announced that it today took delivery of a Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sirius, built at a shipyard in Japan.

Boon, Non-executive Director of ST Engineering Resigns

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the resignation of Mr Quek Tong Boon as non-executive Director with effect from 1 July 2016.

Vessels

Fincantieri Delivers Seven Seas Explorer

The first of two ultra luxury cruise ships delivered for Regent Seven Seas Cruises   Seven Seas Explorer, the newest ultra luxury ship of Regent Seven Seas Cruises,

Solstad CSV Gets Propulsion Overhaul at Gibdock

Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed its scope of work on Solstad Shipping’s Normand Cutter, a 127-meter-long, 10,979grt construction support vessel (CSV)

Damen Signs MOU with Sydney City Marine

Damen Shipyards Group and Sydney City Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the future cooperation of the two companies concerning the

Offshore Energy

Construction Begins on Johan Sverdrup Riser platform

The riser platform construction start was marked today at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre (from right),

Boon, Non-executive Director of ST Engineering Resigns

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the resignation of Mr Quek Tong Boon as non-executive Director with effect from 1 July 2016.

Offshore Oil Oscillations In West Africa

Global excess oil supply still looks likely to average 0.5m bpd in 2016 – sufficient, it would seem, to stop oil prices rising much above $50/bbl and therefore

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1210 sec (8 req/sec)