Sinopacific Shipbuilding delivers own-design AHTS to Bourbon

Written by Nick Blenkey

SPA-80-delivered-SPA-80Sinopacific Shipuilding’s Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., has held a naming ceremony for its first self-designed SPA 80 AHTS. The 80 m diesel electric DP2 vessel, named Bahtera Mulia and delivered to French shipowner Bourbon.

Liberty 254, the last vessel in the Bourbon Liberty 200 series, was delivered at the same time.

Jaccar Holdings, controlled by Jacques de Chateauvieux, the Chairman of Bourbon has a 23 percent ownership stake in Sinopacific.

Sinopacific says that delivery of the SPA 80 completes a transition in its OSV design capabilty from joint to independent design. Previously, the preliminary designs of Sinopacific OSVs were mostly supplied by European, American and Singaporean companies in the past. Today, SInopacific says it has “mastered the entire design chain ranging from the front-end concept design and basic design to the back-end detailed design and production design, dramatically improving its overall planning factors over the OSV construction project, and enabling the company to more quickly response with optimal solutions to customers.”

The SPA 80 is the first in a series of independently developed Sinopacific OSV products.

Sinopacific says that the SPA 80 uses an all-electric propulsion system and is equipped with three diesel generator sets, several thrusters are installed on its bow and stern, and it has DP2 capabilities and an unmanned engine room control.

In addition, says Sinopacific, the SPA 80 also adds a number of innovative designs and technologies. The hull line design allows the SPA 80 to reduce resistance in navigation while maintaining its seakeeping ability and thus reduce fuel consumption by more than 20 percent at the same economic speed. It is also said to offer a 7 percent increase in cargo capacity compared to similarly sized AHTS vessels.

Fuel tanks are protected by a double hull protection design and the SPA 80 has obtained  Oil Recovery Ship certification and the BV Clean Ship notation.

Specification of SPA 80

Length overall: 65.75 m
Breadth, molded: 16.00  m
Depth molded: 6.00 m
Design draft : 4.30 m
Max Draft : 5.07 m
Generator power: 6,000 kW
Deadweight : 1,800 t
Service speed : 12.00 knots
Bollard pull: 80 t

May 28, 2011

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