Eastern delivers PSV to Brazil's Bravante

Bravante V Bravante V

DECEMBER 3, 2013 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, recently deliveredf the M/V Bravante V (Hull 155) to Brazil's Boldini S.A.

The vessel is the first of five that the shipbuilder is building to STX Canada Marine's STX SV290 design which has been developed from Eastern's successful Tiger Shark class.

All five areABS, SOLAS, DPS-2, AC diesel-electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled PSVs. They measure 284 ft (86.5 m) x 60 ft (18.3 m) x 24 ft 6 in (7.5 m). The vessels feature four Cummins QSK-60DM 16-cylinder turbocharged IMO Tier II diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Cummins also supplies the four Marathon Model 744 690 VAC main generators. Main propulsion power is provided by two 690VAC 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. Schottel also provides two STT 4 fixed pitch reversing tunnel thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690 VAC electric motors.

GE Energy provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, switchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/ communication electronics.

These vessels are capable of a maximum speed of 14 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation, communication equipment.

Below-deck segregation capacities are:

Total Fuel Oil Capacity: 442,675 USG (1,600 cu.m)
Fuel Oil Day-tanks: 62,608USG (237 cu.m)
Drill Water/Ballast Capacity: 513,550 USG (1,944 cu.m)
Potable Water Capacity: 26,575 USG (100.6 cu.m)
Drill/Brine Water Capacity: 5,030 Barrels (800 cu.m)
Fuel/Liquid Mud Capacity: 5,030 Barrels (800 cu.m)
Dry-bulk Mud:8,631 cu.ft (244 cu.m)
Clear Deck Area:9,494 sq.ft (882 sq.m)

All five vessels under contract are Marshal Island Flag, IMO/SOLAS, ABS Classed +A1, Offshore Support Vessel Ocean Service, Loadline, +AMS, +ACCU, +Circle E, with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO, +DPS-2.

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