Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is to build two 92.4 m x 19 m Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for Tidewater Marine LLC, a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc., New Orleans. The two PSVs will be based on the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from MMC Ship Design of Poland.
Built for deepwater operation, the two DP2 PSVs will be built to ABS Polar Class 7, Firefighting Class 2 (FFV 2) and ENVIRO. The vessels will be diesel-electric with Z-drive propulsion.
The first PSV will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the second in the second quarter of 2013. These are believed to be the first two Platform Supply Vessels ever built at a Great Lakes shipyard.
March 21, 2011