Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers BRAVANTE VII to GROUP

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, May 24, 2014
M/V BRAVANTE VII

 

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the on-time delivery of the M/V BRAVANTE VII (Hull 157) on Wednesday May 21, 2014 to Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE Group of Brazil three months after the delivery of BRAVANTE VI (Hull 156), the second in the series and which is  is currently on charter in Brazil. 

The BRAVANTE VII is the third (3rd) STX SV290 design of five vessels in a series which are all, ABS Classed, AC Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled PSV’s measuring 284’(86.5m) x 60’(18.3m) x 24’-6”(7.5m). These high-tech vessels feature four Cummins QSK-60DM 16-cylinder turbo-charged IMO Tier II diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Cummins also furnished the four Marathon Model 744 690VAC main generators. Main propulsion power is provided by two 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel Combi-Drives SCD 2020 Single Fixed Pitch Propellers with Nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 750 rpm each for a total of 6,700 Hp. Schottel also provides two STT 4 Fixed Pitch Reversing Tunnel Thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690VAC electric motors. GE Energy provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, witchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/ communication electronics. These vessels are capable of a maximum speed of over 13 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation, communication equipment. 

Vessel Dimensions (feet): 284’x 60’x 24’-6” 

Vessel Dimensions (meters): 86.5m x 18.3m x 7.5m 

Regulatory: Marshall Islands, ABS A-1, SOLAS/IMO 

Power Generation: GE Energy Power Conversions: DE 690VAC 

Generators: Cummins QSK60DM IMO II: 4 x 1825kW 

Propulsion: Schottel SCD 2020 FP Z-Drives: 2 x 2,500kW 

Bow Thrusters: Schottel STT4: 2 x 1,180kW 

Sleeping Accommodations 

(4) Four Man Staterooms 

(5) Two Man Staterooms 

(3) One Man Staterooms 

 

 

The BRAVANTE VII Platform Supply Vessel features the following capacities: 

Deadweight: 4,500 LT 

Cargo Fuel Oil Capacity: 442,675 USG (1,600m3) 

Fuel Oil Day-tanks 62,608 USG (237m3) 

Potable Water Capacity: 26,575 USG (100.6) 

Drill Water/Ballast Capacity: 513,550 USG (1,944m3) 

www.easternshipbuilding.com 

 

Brine/Additional Drill Water Capacity: 5,030 bbls. (800m3) 

Liquid Mud/Fuel Oil Capacity: 5,030 bbls. (800m3) 

Dry-bulk Mud: 8,631 cuft. (244m3) 

Clear Deck Area: 9,365 sqft. (870m2) 

Firefighting Vessel: ABSFFV-1, 2x5284 GPM Monitors 

 w/Deluge System 

 

Starting with the BRAVANTE VI including the BRAVANTE VII and the remaining two vessels all will feature the added Class notation ABS FFV-1. All five vessels contracted are Marshall Islands Flag, IMO/SOLAS, ABS Classed A1, Offshore Support Vessel Ocean Service, Loadline, AMS, ACCU, Circle E, with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO, DPS-2

 

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