China's Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. an affiliate of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, has delivered Bourbon Front, the first Ulstein PX105 platform supply vessel, to Bourbon Offshore Norway. As well as the Ulstein X-bow, this new class of large PSV includes many other innovative features.
With a cargo deck area 1,017 sq.m, the Multi Application Cargo Solution (MACS) and product tank configurations give a major increase and flexibility in cargo capacity versus conventional offshore vessel design solutions.
The exhaust gas system utilizes seawater injection for cooling and reduction of volume. The exhaust pipes are led overboard at shipside, enabling a bridge design with a 360 degree field of vision.
With an overall length of 88.80 m, breadth of 19.00 m and depth of 8.00 m, the 4,400 dwt vessel has a maximum speed of 15.5 knots.
August 11, 2011