Eastern launches first of two MPSVs for HOS

The HOS Warland was launched via Eastern Shipbuilding's new rocker beam system installed at its Allanton 760 ft launch basin The HOS Warland was launched via Eastern Shipbuilding's new rocker beam system installed at its Allanton 760 ft launch basin

APRIL 22, 2015—The 302-foot-long HOS Warland, the first of two specially outfitted Multi-purpose Service Vessels, was recently launched at Eastern Shipbuilding’s Allanton, FL, facility at a christening ceremony attended by hundreds of the shipyard’s employees and invited guests. Hornbeck Offshore Operations Manager Capt. George McCoy and his wife Joyce christened the vessel.

Designed by Vard Marine, Vancouver, BC, Canada, the HOS Warland is a HOSMPSV 310ES and part of an extensive, multi-million-dollar newbuilding program for Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., Covington, LA. To support subsea work, the HOS Warland, along with its sister vessel, the HOS Woodland, which will be launched this summer, will have a 250-metric tonne AHC subsea construction crane supplied by MacGregor, two ROVs and a 15 ft x 18 ft moon pools.

U.S. flagged, the HOS Warland is 302 ft x 76 ft x 26 ft with four Caterpillar 3516C 16-cylinder turbocharged EPA Tier 3 compliant diesel generators that are rated at 2,250 kW at 1,800 rev/min. Main propulsion is supplied by two 2,500 kW 690 V AC Hyundai motors that drive two Schottel SRP 2020 fixed pitch Z-drives.   The nozzled Z-drives are rated at 2,500 kW each at 1,025 rev/min.

Each vessel will have accommodations with 73berths, galley and mess areas, a three berth sick bay, a cinema/conference room with seating for 18 and a fully outfitted gym. The ROV control room, client operations center and a second conference room with seating for 12 is located on the 01 deck. The bridge will have a full complement of the latest electronics, communication and DPS-2 redundant operation stations. Each vessel shall be equipped with an octagonal shaped 21-meter diameter aluminum helideck manufactured by Helidex. The helideck is sized for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with a helicopter reception with seating for 18 persons.

Eastern Shipbuilding has delivered eight HOSMAX 300/310 Class Platform Supply Vessels to Hornbeck Offshore Services. Two others under construction at the shipyard will converted and outfitted as HOSMAX 310EQH vessels at Eastern’s outfitting facility. The vessels will be fitted with helicopter landing decks with the ability to quickly add berthing for 50 to 130 persons in five different habitability configurations.

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