Bollinger Signs Contract For Supply Boat Trio

This past February, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., signed a contract for three 145-ft. (44.1-m) supply/utility boats with Edison Chouest Offshore.

The vessels, which will meet new regulatory standards and will be less than 100 gt and less than 500 gt registered tonnage, will each have a 36-ft. (10.9-m) beam and maximum draft of 11.5 ft.

(3.5-m); normal operating draft will be eight ft. (2.4 m).

The first vessel will be powered by a pair of Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines rates at 750 bhp at 1,600 rpm.

The Cummins package will drive Bollinger 72 x 57-in., four blade, stainless steel propellers through Twin Disc MG5301 reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1.

The remaining vessels will receive power via two Caterpillar 3508B-diesel engines rated at 855 bhp at 1.600 rpm.

Each OSV will also be equipped with four liquid mud tanks and two Methanol tanks. While terms of the contract were not disclosed, the yard did say that delivery of the first vessel will occur in summer 2002; the remaining vessels will follow in October and December 2002.

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