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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

May, 2016.

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. 77

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