Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivers HOS Riverbend to Hornbeck Offshore Services

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce, a Monday, February 3, 2014 delivery for the M/V HOS RIVERBEND (Hull 204) to Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, ahead of schedule.

The HOS RIVERBEND is Eastern’s fourth and final vessel designated as the HOSMAX 300 series by Hornbeck Offshore. Each vessel is Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled OSV’s. These high-tech vessels feature four Caterpillar 3516C 16-cylinder turbo-charged Tier III diesel generator engines each rated at 1,825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Main propulsion power is provided by two GE Energy furnished Hyundai 2,500 kW 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z-Drives with nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 1,025 rpm each for a total of 6,704 Hp. Schottel also provides two STT 4 fixed pitch tunnel thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690VAC electric motors. GE Energy Power Conversions provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the propulsion and thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, switchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/communication electronics. These vessels are capable of 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 HOSMAX 300 Offshore Support Vessels feature the following characteristics:

  • Dimensions: 292’x64’x24’-6”
  • Deadweight Tonnage: 5,650 LT
  • Total Fuel Oil Capacity: 241,141 USG
  • Fuel Oil Day-tanks 20,190 USG
  • Drill Water/Ballast Capacity: 562,822 USG
  • Potable Water Capacity: 57,494 USG
  • Liquid Mud Capacity: 20,846 Barrels (10) Tanks
  • Dry-bulk Mud: 14,347 Cubic Feet (7) Tanks
  • Methanol Capacity 1,605 Barrels (2) Tanks
  • Clear Deck Area: 197’x55’ (10,585 ft²)

The remaining six (6) Offshore Supply Vessels under contract are designated HOSMAX 310 Offshore Support Vessels. The first of which the HOS BAYOU (H205) delivers in a few months and the second the HOS BLACK FOOT (Hull 206) launched on Friday, January 17, 2014. The Deadweight Tonnage for the HOSMAX 310 design is 6,144 LT. The total below-deck capacities include 285,649 gals of diesel fuel, 609,227 gals of drill/ballast water, 21,509 barrels of liquid mud, 14,347 cubic foot of dry-bulk mud, 2,212 barrels of methanol and 62,538 gals of potable water.

All ten of the HOSMAX Offshore Supply Vessels under contract are USCG, ABS Classed A1, Offshore Support Vessel and Ocean Service, Loadline, AMS, ACCU, Circle E, DPS-2 with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO, FFV-1 and certified under SOLAS/IMO. Additionally, HOS has contracted with Eastern for two (2) HOSMAX 310ES Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels (MPSV’s) with accommodations for 73 persons, a 250MT subsea crane, moon pool, helideck and two (2) ROV/LARS units.

The two HOSMAX 310ES Multi-Purpose Platform Supply Vessels are to be ABS Classed Hull and Machinery, Oceans Service and reviewed for the United States Coast Guard under the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP 2-95) with the following Class Notations, A1, AMS, ACCU, DPS-2, UWILD, FFV-1, Circle E, Offshore Support Vessel (HNLS, HDC, HLC), GP, RRDA, HELIDK, ENVIRO, CRC, SPS (Special Purpose Ship), and certified under SOLAS/IMO.

Eastern Shipbuilding is very pleased to be a part of the Hornbeck Offshore mission to be the Company of Choice for its customers, employees and investors as the vessels that we construct for them are launched and subsequently delivered into service.

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. is a leading provider of technologically advanced, new generation offshore service vessels primarily in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Latin America. Hornbeck Offshore currently owns a fleet of 60 vessels primarily serving the energy industry.

STX Canada Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding provided the STX SV300 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.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group is currently under contract constructing a total of sixteen vessels of similar size and complexity for customers here in the United States and in Brazil. These contracts will maintain Eastern’s reputation as the largest OSV/PSV and MPSV new construction shipyard in North America. “We’ve Got You Covered”

By Professional Mariner Staff