OSD secures new PSV design contract in China

16 July 2012 (Last Updated July 16th, 2012 18:30)

Offshore Ship Designers' (OSD) UK division, OSD-IMT, has won a contract to design a modified version of its IMT 982 platform supply vessel (PSV) to be built at the new Honghua offshore oil and gas equipment shipyard in Jiangsu, China.

OSD IMT 982 PSV

Offshore Ship Designers’ (OSD) UK division, OSD-IMT, has won a contract to design a modified version of its IMT 982 platform supply vessel (PSV) to be built at the new Honghua offshore oil and gas equipment shipyard in Jiangsu, China.

The PSV will a have a length of 83.2m, deck area of 900m² and will be capable of carrying 1,330m³ of fuel oil, 800m³ potable fresh water, 980m³ of liquid mud or brine, 1,350m³ of drill water or water ballast, 265m³ of dry bulk and 170m³ of base oil.

Classed with Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, the vessel will have maximum load of close to 4,000t at 6m draft. It will be equipped with a DP2 system, accommodate a crew of 28 persons and operate at a speed of 14.0 knots.

"The vessels will be built in USC’s Keihin Shipyard and are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2014."

It will also be fitted with a diesel electric propulsion system including four main diesel generators, 2 x 1900kW frequency-controlled, electric motor-driven azimuth thrusters for main propulsion and 2 x 800kW frequency-controlled, electric motor-driven tunnel thrusters.

The contract was secured via OSD-Shanghai, with OSD-Singapore offering design engineering and technical support for the modification. The basic class-approved design documentation and design licence was provided by OSD-IMT

In June 2012, OSD-IMT had provided design for six 3,700dwt PSVs ordered by Swire Pacific Offshore at Universal Shipbuilding (USC) in Japan, with an option for another four vessels.

The vessels will be built in USC’s Keihin Shipyard and are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2014.

According to Swire Pacific, the contract follows an order placed in 2011 for four OSD-IMT-designed IMT 997 5,000dwt PSVs at USC’s Maizuru Shipyard and four IMT 997 PSVs at the EISA Shipyard, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Image: The IMT 982 PSV to be built at the Chinese shipyard will be equipped with a DP2 system and a diesel electric propulsion system, including four main diesel generators. Photo: courtesy of Offshore Ship Designers.