Shanghai: Offshore Ship Designers UK division OSD-IMT has been awarded a contract to supply the design for a modified version of its IMT 982 Platform Supply Vessel to be built at the new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment in Jiangsu.
The contract is the result of increased marketing and technical collaboration between OSD group companies. It is contracted through OSD-Shanghai, with OSD-Singapore providing design engineering technical support to OSD Shanghai for design modification. The basic class-approved design documentation and design licence is provided by OSD-IMT Ltd, Montrose, UK.
The 83.2 m long PSV has a deck area of 900 sq m and can carry 1,330 cu m of fuel oil, 800 cu m of potable fresh water, 980 cu m of liquid mud/brine, 1,350 cu m of drill water/water ballast, 265 cu m of dry bulk and 170 cu m of base oil. It has a maximum load deadweight of about 4,000 tonnes at 6.0 m draught.
A diesel electric propulsion system is fitted comprising four main diesel generators, 2 x 1900 kW frequency controlled electric motor-driven azimuth thrusters for main propulsion and 2 x 800 kW frequency controlled electric motor driven tunnel thrusters fitted forward. [13/07/12]