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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Bunker Vessel Delivered to Maxum Petroleum

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October 2, 2018

  • The new bunkering vessel Global Provider has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum for operation in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: EBDG)
  • A rendering of the new bunkering vessel Global Provider, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (Image: EBDG)
  • The new bunkering vessel Global Provider has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum for operation in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: EBDG) The new bunkering vessel Global Provider has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum for operation in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: EBDG)
  • A rendering of the new bunkering vessel Global Provider, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (Image: EBDG) A rendering of the new bunkering vessel Global Provider, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (Image: EBDG)

Maxum Petroleum has taken delivery of its newest tank ship, the Global Provider. The newbuild will deliver fuel and lube oil to ship operators in the Pacific Northwest.

The vessel, the first in its design and size for Maxum Petroleum, was designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle and built by Jesse Engineering of Tacoma, Wash.

Global Provider is a self-propelled bunker ship measuring 126'-2" in length, with a 32 ' beam, 10' draft and 13' depth to main deck. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 151,500 gallons and is equipped with a cargo handling system featuring six pairs of cargo tanks. Global Provider is designed to move segregated products in a single trip, without cross-contamination. The vessel is powered by two Cummins QSK-19M, 660 HP Tier III engines and is equipped with twin disk model MGX-5202 reduction gears that drive two fixed pitch propellers. Electrical power is supplied by Northern Lights Gensets, and Auto-Nav's electro hydraulic steering system serves Deflector Marine Rudders.

The onboard systems and state-of-the-art technology make the Global Provider a versatile vessel, including capability for emergency and oil spill response. The vessel is equipped with a FLIR thermal imaging system, giving the crew complete visual ability in darkness, fog and smoke. Fire-fighting capabilities include two Ansul 4-inch foam monitors and a 300-gallon tank for fire-fighting foam. Deck gear includes a 2,800-pound capacity Rapp Marine hose handling crane that can also be used for skiff and boom deployment or to assist in skimming operations. The vessel can be used as floating storage during skimming and recovery. Additional onboard emergency safety and rescue equipment includes a Jason's Cradle man-overboard rescue system.

EBDG's project scope included concept and contract design, vessel renderings, and regulatory support to obtain United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval and loadline certification from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). During construction, EBDG continued to support Maxum with detail design, production support services and with weekly shipyard visits to ensure design plans were translated into a quality-built vessel that would meet and exceed Maxum's operational requirements.

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