july 12, 2012—Offshore Ship Designers’ UK division OSD-IMT has been awarded a contract to supply the design for a modified version of its IMT 982 Platform Supply Vessel to be built at the new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment in Jiangsu, China.
The Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) contract was secured through OSD-Shanghai. OSD-Singapore will provide design engineering technical support to OSD-Shanghai for design modification, while the basic class-approved design documentation and design license will be provided by OSD-IMT Ltd, Montrose, UK.
The 83.2-meter-long PSV will have a deck area of 900 m² and can carry 1,330 m³ of fuel oil, 800 m³ of potable fresh water, 980 m³ of liquid mud/brine, 1,350 m³ of drill water/water ballast, 265 m³ of dry bulk and 170 m³ of base oil. The PSV will have a maximum deadweight load of about 4,000 tonnes at 6 m draft. The PSV will have accommodations for a crew of 28.
The PSV will have diesel-electric propulsion, with four main diesel generators, two 1,900 kW frequency-controlled, electric motor-driven azimuth thrusters aft and two 800 kW frequency-controlled, electric motor-driven tunnel thrusters fitted forward. The vessel will be classed by Lloyds Register of Shipping and is fitted with a DP2 system. The expected sea trial speed will be 14 knots.
The design contract follows other recent successes for OSD. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has ordered six high-specification IMT 984 3,700 dwt PSVs from Japan’s Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), with options for four more vessels. The vessels will be built in USC's Keihin Shipyard and delivered starting from the third quarter of 2014. These orders follow on from the one placed in late 2011 for four OSD-IMT-designed IMT 997 5,000 DWT PSVs at USC’s Maizuru Shipyard and four IMT 997 PSVs at the EISA Shipyard, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil