Independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee (BMT) said it has completed detailed production engineering for the Nancy Peterkin, an articulated tug barge (ATB) tugboat, built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) and destined for Kirby Offshore Marine.
Recently launched by NBBB
, the Nancy Peterkin is the first of two ATB tugs with its sister ship, the Tina Pyne scheduled for launch in December 2015. Providing both structural and mechanical detailed design services as part of the production engineering process was BMT, collaborating closely with NBBB to ensure that the engineering details employed are within the accepted practice of the yard, the capability of their equipment and make optimum use of the production facilities.
BMT delivered full structural design from class package to produce CNC cutting files and workshop drawings, also developing 3D system routing and produced installation and system arrangement drawings, as well as fabrication drawings for ducting and piping.
Phil Loveridge, Mechanical Design Engineer at BMT Nigel Gee commented
, “Working with over 60 shipyards from around the world for the last 25 years has helped us to develop deep specialist expertise and knowledge to the benefit of both the shipyard and the operator. We recognize that the shipyard is looking for an efficient and safe build, whilst the operator wants a functional, easy to use vessel. We can provide the balance between buildability and usability to deliver an efficient and effective project that benefits all stakeholders.”