MARCH 7, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, recently delivered Bravante VI to Boldini S.A, a member of Brazil's Bravante Group.
The vessel is the second of five STX SV290 platform supply vessels that Eastern is building for Boldini.
The 284 ft (86.5m) x 60 ft (18.3m) x 24 ft 6 in (7.5) m vessels are capable of a maximum speed of over 13 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. They are AC diesel-electric, twin Z-drive propelled with four Cummins QSK-60DM 16-cylinder turbo-charged IMO Tier II diesel generator engines each rated at 1,825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Cummins also furnished the four Marathon Model 744 690 VAC main generators.
Main propulsion power is by two 690 VAC electric motors driving two Schottel Combi-Drives SCD 2020 single fixed pitch propellers with nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 750 rpm each for a total of 6,700 hp. Two Schottel STT 4 fixed pitch reversing tunnel thrusters are installed. Each is rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm.
GE Energy provided the complete system integrated diesel electric package.
The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation and communications equipment.
The vessels are classed ABS+FFV-1, 2x5284 GPM Monitors w/Deluge System.Starting with the Bravante VI and including the remaining three vessels, all will feature the added class notation ABS +FFV-1. All five vessels contracted are Marshall Islands Flag, IMO/SOLAS, ABS cassed +A1, Offshore Support Vessel Ocean Service, Loadline, +AMS, +ACCU, +Circle E, with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO, +DPS-2.