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Maxum Petroleum unveils latest bunkering vessel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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AUGUST 29, 2016 — The Global Provider, Maxum Petroleum’s newest bunkering vessel, is currently under construction at Jesse Co. in Tacoma, WA, and expected to enter service in January 2017.

Scott Prince, CEO of Maxum Petroleum said “The launch of this vessel demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance our service capabilities for our customers throughout the West Coast and Pacific Northwest.”

“The Global Provider is the result of years of collaboration between our Maxum Team, our valued customers, Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Jesse Engineering to develop a tank-ship with the versatility and capacity to enhance our commitment to quality, customer service and our on-going dedication to providing fuel, lubricants and related services to meet the mission critical needs of our valued clients,” says Dan Kovacich, VP of Maxum Petroleum.

EBDG’s scope for the project included concept and contract design, regulatory support and detail design. The EBDG Team is working closely with Jesse Engineering, the Washington based fabricator selected to undertake the build for this project.

EBDG Project Manager, James Jennings is “proud of the results of our work with Maxum and Jesse Engineering designing such a capable vessel to support the Puget Sound Maritime Community.”

The 150,000-gallon self-propelled bunkering vessel balances performance with fabrication cost. Measures 126′-2″ in length, with a 32′ beam, 10′ draft, and 13′ depth to main deck, it remains under 100 GT.

The six pairs of cargo tanks provide 3,700 bbls of MGO and 24,000 gallons lube oil capacity. The cargo handling system allows the vessel to move segregated products, lube and fuel oil without cross-contamination.

Power is provided by a pair of Cummins QSK-19M, 660 HP Tier III engines with Twin Disc model MGX-5202 reduction gears driving two fixed pitch propellers. 

Additionally, a Rapp Marine 30 ft. crane is being supplied to the vessel.

Northern Lights Gensets will supply electrical and hydraulic power.

Steering will be supplied by Autonav Deflector Marine Rudders providing exceptional maneuverability.

Maxum Petroleum is a leading provider of marine diesel fuel and lubricants on the West Coast between San Diego, CA and Vancouver, B.C. with offices and operations in Seattle, WA., Portland, OR., San Francisco, CA. and Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA,

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