Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) to convert six 200 class DP1 offshore supply vessels (OSV), to 240 class DP2 OSV's.
The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president, Ben Bordelon, who said, "We are very pleased to announce the award of the HOS Super 200 conversion program. Our relationship with Hornbeck Offshore goes back many years and we are proud to be a part of their continued commitment to better service their clients with this advancement of their fleet."
The news of the conversion program was announced by HOS Sept. 4, 2012, saying they have decided to implement a retrofit program to stretch and upgrade six 200 class DP-1 OSVs into 240 class DP-2 OSV's. The designated vessels for the program are six of Hornbeck's 10 Super 200 class DP1 units, four of which are the vessels that recently completed two-year charters with Petrobras in Brazil.
In order to meet the aggressive delivery schedule required by HOS, Bollinger will carry out the conversions at two separate Bollinger facilities, Bollinger Larose, L.L.C. and Bollinger Morgan City, L.L.C. Both facilities have long standing business relationships with HOS, and both facilities have serviced the super 200's for regulatory and routine maintenance over the years.
Built in 1999 and 2000, the vessels were acquired by HOS in 2007. Due to their 56-foot beam, the planned 40-foot mid-body extensions and DP upgrades will bring each vessel's capacity up to approximately 2,850 tons of deadweight and roughly double their liquid mud carrying capacity to approximately 8,000 barrels.
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