Eastern Shipbuilding delivers Bravante V

The following is the text of a news release from Eastern Shipbuilding Group:

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the M/V BRAVANTE V (Hull 155) on Friday November 29, 2013, to Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE GROUP of Brazil.  

The BRAVANTE V is the first (1st) STX SV290 design of five vessels in a series which are all ABS, SOLAS, DPS-2, AC Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled PSV’s measuring 284’(86.5m) x 60’(18.3m) x 24’-6”(7.5m). These high-tech vessels feature four Cummins QSK-60DM 16-cylinder turbo-charged IMO Tier II diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm.  Cummins also furnished the four Marathon Model 744 690VAC 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 690VAC 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.

The BRAVANTE V is the first of five in a series of Platform Supply Vessels under contract, each with below-deck segregation capacities:

    Total Fuel Oil Capacity:        442,675 USG (1,600m³)
    Fuel Oil Day-tanks            62,608USG (237m³)
    Drill Water/Ballast Capacity:    513,550 USG (1,944 m³)
    Potable Water Capacity:        26,575 USG (100.6 m³)
    Drill/Brine Water Capacity:     5,030 Barrels (800m³)
    Fuel/Liquid Mud Capacity:        5,030 Barrels (800m³)
    Dry-bulk Mud:            8,631 Cubic Feet (244m³)
    Clear Deck Area:            9,494 Square Feet (882m²)

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.

With over 50 years of experience, the Bravante Group has achieved leadership in all the sectors in which it operates, and continues to invest in new businesses in the oil and gas industry. It is Brazil’s biggest company in the transportation and supply of bunker fuel, supported by an extensive fleet of specialized ships.

STX Canada Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding provided the design for these vessels from the very successful and proven Eastern Shipbuilding “Tiger Shark Class” Series.  Eight (8) other Offshore Supply Vessels in this series have been delivered to Eastern’s clients and have already proven themselves in worldwide operations. 

By Professional Mariner Staff