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FSV for Seacor

Gulf Craft delivered the third vessel in bow thrusters each outputting 200 hp.

Libby L McCall Main Particulars a series of new class monohull fast sup- Station keeping is enhanced through

Dimensions 59.1 x 9.75 x 4.57m port vessels (FSV) for SEACOR Marine. a Kongsberg DP-21 system providing

Passengers/Crew 125/16

Built to an Incat Crowther design, Libby Class 2 capability.

Deck Cargo 300LT

L. McCall features redundancy to miti- Additional design features include two

Photo: Forsta

Fuel 16,061 gal. gate against down time or loss of func- FFS 250x350 XP frefghting pumps

Fresh Water 5,600 gal.

tionality due to mechanical complica- feeding FFS 1200LB remote-controlled


Fuel (cargo) 46,100 gal.

tions. Five Cummins QSK 60, EPA Tier monitors rated for Class 1 capacity, a


Service Speed 33 knots 3 compliant diesel engines, each pro- Naiad Dynamics interceptor active ride

Main Engines 5 x Cummins QSK50 dEliVERS ducing 2,680 bhp, coupled to Twin Disc control system for optimal passenger

Installed Power 5 x 2680 bhp at

MGX 61500 SC gearboxes, are provided and crew comfort during transit, a fully

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuild- 1,900rpm for main propulsion power. The propul- redundant Technicold chilled water air ing has delivered the newly-

Gearboxes 5 x Twin Disc MGX 61500 SC sion machinery drives Hamilton HT-810 conditioning and heating system, as well

Propulsion 5 x Hamilton Waterjet HT810 converted 495 x 72-ft. freight waterjets through a cardan shafting sys- as a pair of Headhunter marine sanita-

Generators 3 x Cummins QSM 11 barge to Port City Marine tem from Driveline Service of Portland. tion devices to help ensure the vessel

Material Marine grade aluminium

Electrical power is derived from three remains environmentally friendly at all

Services. The barge, Com-

Flag U.S.

Cummins QSM 11 generator sets, each times. Specially designed gangways are

Class: USCG Subchapter T/L Oceans mander, underwent extensive producing 290ekW and ofshore station- also provided on each side of the vessel

ABS +A1 HSC Crewboat Restrcited Ser- conversion, including the in- keeping and dockside maneuverability is to provide safe boarding means to both vice OE +AMS +DPS-2 Fif Capable stallation of new cargo holds, enabled by three Thrustmaster 30TT200 crew and passengers.

trunk deck and bow, and a new cargo unloading system.

It will operate as an ATB.

hYBRid powER FoR


Fjord Maritime ordered 10 hybrid power management systems at Bosch Rexroth for application onboard of

Photo: Incat Crowther fsh feed barges. The plug-in systems is designed to reduce generator running times up to 80%, cutting fuel consumption

Rolls-Royce Invests in Thruster Facility up to 60%, emissions and total

Rolls-Royce completed a $65m upgrade and cost of ownership. refurbishment of its thruster manufacturing

Fjord Maritime and Bosch plant in Rauma, Finland, consolidating produc-

Rexroth worked together tion over a single site. The plan to overhaul the site started in 2016, and after nearly three years to develop the system, with the refurbished site was ofcially opened on

Rexroth providing the drive

January 22, 2019. The investment included the and control technology, soft- complete rebuilding of the site’s existing pro- duction hall, along with the building of a new, ware and expertise for devel- 35m high hall with 40t, 80t and 200t lift capaci- opment of the frst complete ties for the manufacturing and testing of thruster systems that are now in units in all size ranges. operation.

A renewed welding hall, six factory acceptance test (FAT) rigs, an integrated logistics center and a main ofce complex also formed part of the extensive work scope. The new facility stream- lines production and the simultaneous testing of a wide range of mechanical thrusters, including the US and UUC type azimuthing thrusters and newly launched Elegance pods.

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Photo: Bosch Rexroth 43

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