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The Offshore Annual
Bollinger Delivers 17th FRC to the USCG
Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the device for his leadership of Division 13
USCGC Donald Horsley, the 17th Fast of Coast Guard Squadron One during the
Response Cutter (FRC) to the United Vietnam War. (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)
States Coast Guard (USCG). The Coast
Guard took delivery on March 5, 2016 in
Key West, Fla., and is scheduled to com- mission the vessel in Puerto Rico during
The 154-ft. patrol craft USCGC Donald
Horsley is the 17th vessel in the Coast
Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a ? ank speed of 28 knots, state-of-the-art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior
Coast Guard of? cials.
Each FRC is named for an enlisted
Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero
Donald Horsley. Master Chief Petty Of- ? cer Donald H. Horsley was the recipi- ent of the Bronze Star with combat “V”
ABB to Service World’s
Largest Floating Facility
ABB won a ? ve-year contract to de- liver equipment and services for Shell’s
Prelude FLNG, the world’s ? rst ? oating lique? ed natural gas (FLNG) facility, the largest ? oating facility ever built. ABB’s equipment will minimize downtime and optimize the ef? ciency of the facility.
The order includes the delivery of mo- tors, generators, variable speed drives and low-voltage switchgear and guaran- tees service and lifecycle management of the electrical equipment as well as ser- vice and support for motors from third- party vendors.
ABB will build up a spare parts inven- tory, workshop repairs, training and pro- vide round-the-clock technical support both over the phone and on-site. Spare parts and replacement systems are being procured this year, with training to begin soon after. Prelude is 488 meters long, 74 meters wide, with a loaded displace- ment of 600,000 tons with the facility’s deck longer than 4 football ? elds laid end to end.
The electrical system will power 14 gas plant modules, allowing the facility to produce 5.3 million tons per annum of liquids. www.marinelink.com 77
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