Eastern launches MPFSV for Harvey Gulf

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JANUARY 19, 2016 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, recently launched the M/V Harvey Stone (Hull 234) for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA, in a ceremony held at its Allanton Shipyard.

The Harvey Stone is a Rampage 6400 multi-purpose field support vessel (MPFSV), designed by Robert Allan, Ltd. of Vancouver, BC.

In addition to the Harvey Stone, Eastern is also building to Vard-designed MPSVs for Harvey Gul: the Harvey Sub-Sea and the Harvey Blue-Sea, the first of which is expected to deliver in 2016.

Eastern has delivered eleven vessels previously to Harvey Gulf, including offshore supply vessels, light construction vessels and ocean service tugs.

The Harvey Stone has the following characteristics:

Dimensions (Overall): 212′-7″x 59′-1″x 25′-7′

Total Horsepower: 9,384 BHP

Main Engines: (2) GE Marine 12V250MDC IMO II, EPA Tier 4i marine propulsion diesel engines 4,694 HP each

Main PTI/PTO Clutches: (2) Twin Disc HLPS95 Marine GearsHybrid System: (2) 1,000kW Induction Shaft Motor/Generators with a DC Bus via Bi-directional Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)

Main Propulsion: (2) Schottel Model SRP 3030 CPP in nozzles

Bow Thrusters: (2) Schottel STT 2FP each powered by 600 kW electric motors

Main Generators: (2) Cummins QSK19DM Tier 3, 350kW @ 1,800 RPM

Emergency Generator: (1) Cummins/CMSL QSB7-DM Tier 3, 120kW @ 1,800 RPM

Fwd. Anchor/Towing Winch: (1) Hydraulic Anchor Windlass/ Towing Winch Drum Rated Pull: 60.0 T x 0 ~ 50 m/min

Brake Holding: 100.0 T (static, 1st layer) Aft. Towing Winch: (1) Hydraulic Anchor Handling/ Towing Winch,

Drum Pull (1st layer): 150.0 T x 0~25.0 m/min

                                  75.0 T x 0~30.0 m/min

                                  20.0 T x 0~45.0 m/min

Drum Brake Holding: 300.0 T (static, 1st layer)

Classification: ABS +A1, AMS, Circle E, ACCU, ACP, UWILD, FFV-2, DP-2, Offshore Support Vessel, Notation (DSV Capable, ROV Capable), AH, TOW, SUPPLY, HAB+ (WB), ENVIRO,


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