Horizon delivers SPM vessel for Nigeria
The 200 ft x 56 ft X 18 ft steel vessel was designed specifically by Horizon to fulfill contract requirements between SLOK and Mobil Oil Producing Unlimited Nigeria. Precise navigation and position maintenance is accomplished through a set of Heimdel controllable pitch propellers installed in kort nozzles and controlled by a Beier Radio dynamic positioning system, which integrates the propulsive power of two Caterpillar 3516B main engines and three 500 HP side thrusters, two forward and one located in the stern.
Cunningham and Walker of Jacksonville, Florida performed the detail design of IBOM to Horizon's specifications. The vessel, surveyed and classed by ABS, is DP Auto and meets SOLAS requirements. The vessel has been fitted with dispersant booms on each side of the vessel to assist in oil spill support. IBOM is certified for an F1F1 firefighting capability with two remotely controlled 1200 M3/hr fire monitors installed above the pilothouse. Three Hydraulic cranes of 5, 5 and 10 ton are installed on the main deck.
IBOM's principal characteristics are:
Upon delivery to Nigeria, IBOM will be under contract to Mobil Oil Producing Unlimited, Nigeria. Horizon is the first U.S. contractor to construct a major offshore vessel for a wholly-owned Nigerian company. Horizon delivered a 155 ft aluminum crew boat to SLOK in January, and has a second 155 ft crew boat under construction for delivery in March 2003.
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. constructs vessels in steel, aluminum and fiberglass. In addition to the contract with SLOK Nigeria Unlimited, Horizon recently completed a contract to construct thirty-eight 27 ft fiberglass Towed Targets for the U.S. Navy and is currently performing another contract for the Navy to construct 15 fiberglass Trimaran Towed Targets. Horizon also has a contract for overhauling the Missile Retrieving Boat for the U.S. Air Force Panama City, Florida.