Eastern Shipbuilding secures order for construction of multipurpose MPFSV from Hurvey Gulf
Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. (HGIM) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) entered into a contract to construct a new Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) RAmpage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities, ESG said in a press release.
This RAL design is designated RAmpage 6400 and Eastern Hull No. 234; the vessel will begin a 10 year charter when delivered in April, 2016.
Harvey Gulf is Eastern’s long term offshore vessel client; now contracting its 14th offshore vessel over the past 13 years. This contract continues Eastern’s long term commitment and history of being one of the most successful U.S. shipbuilders in the offshore marine shipbuilding industry. Eastern will continue to provide better services and grow its facilities along with its strong workforce of men and women who are always eager for the next new construction, conversion or repair challenge.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is very pleased again to be a part of Harvey Gulf International Marine’s ongoing growth specializing in towing drilling rigs and providing Offshore Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deep-water water operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Harvey Gulf is founded on the premise that superior performance and safer operations provide our customers value and satisfaction.
Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. will be providing this detailed MPFSV Hybrid design and engineering providing better diesel fuel efficiencies than typical vessels of the same class during various offshore operating conditions.
The RAmpage 6400 (MPFSV) general 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 4,694HP each; Main Propulsion: (2) Schottel Model SRP 3030 CPP in Nozzles; Bow Thrusters: (2) Schottel STT 2FP each powered by 600kW electric motors. The vessel will be built to ABS class. Flag: United States of America.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group is currently under contract constructing a total of ten vessels of similar size and complexity for customers here in the United States and in Brazil. These contracts maintain Eastern’s reputation for constructing and delivering vessels on-time and
on-budget, and as one of the largest OSV/PSV and MPSV new construction shipyards in North America.