Colombo Dockyard wins order for four MPSVs

cdlogoSri Lanka's Colombo Dockyard reports that it has signed contracts for the construction of four 78 m Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSV) each with a 3,600 deadweight capacity. The orders come from a Singapore based owner and the price has not been disclosed.

The MPSVs are designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd of Singapore and incorporate an oil recovery arrangement and operate as advanced PSVs as well as light construction support vessel, complying to SPS Code 2008 and the Clean Design requirements of Class NK, dynamic positioning, fire fighting capability, oil recovery capability, capability to support ROV operations. The vessels will be designed and built to accommodate a 50 T active heave compensated crane, an A-frame and heli-deck.

Endurance will be 35 days with a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles speed of 14.5 knots

The vessels will have accommodations for 50 persons and they will be be the first built by Colombo Dockyard to Class NK classification.

Length overall – 78.00 m
Breadth – 17.00 m
Depth - 8.00 m
Design Draft - 5.50 m
Potable water - 750 m3
Diesel Oil - 1250 m3
Liquid Mud - 980 m3
Brine - 800 m3
Ballast Water - 850 m3
Dry Cement - 310 m3
Methanol - 140 m3
Complement - 50 men
Speed - 14.5 knots
Deadweight - 3600 Tonnes
Deck area – 725 m2
Classification - Class NK: NS*Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV), Oil Recovery Vessel (ORV) Fire Fighting Vessel – Type 1 (FFV1)(2400m3/hr, In Water Survey (IWS), Relative Density (Liquid Product Tanks 2.8), Tank Carrier (Flammable Liquid – Flash Point on and below 600C), Environmental Awareness (EA), Weather Deck Load (5T/m2 Upper Deck Aft of Fr 84), MNS*, MO, DPS B, BRS, Crew Accommodation Comfort, DP Performance Capability

Colombo Dockyard says the new orders are "a result of the owner’s extreme satisfaction of the shipyard, living beyond expectation of quality of material, workmanship and professionalism in executing the construction of the two 130 ton bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessels that are presently being built at colombo dockyard. these two anchor handlers were unfortunately slightly delayed in their deliveries, owing to an unprecedented delay in supply of large anchor handling winches, manufactured in China by a Norwegian/Singapore based supplier, but are now scheduled to be delivered in mid October and end November, 2011."

To date, Colombo Dockyard has built four MPSVs in its facility and three more are under construction for another Singapore based company.

August 25, 2011

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