"In today's FPSO market it is a pre-requisite to have guaranteed access to a suitable vessel to be considered as a serious bidder. We have already named this vessel as a candidate in several bids that are under evaluation by our Clients" stated Hugo Heerema, President of Bluewater Energy Services B.V. "We have chosen this vessel specifically for its overall solid design and its excellent suitability for future FPSO conversion projects in harsh environments such as Norway and the U.S. Gulf."
The hull structure offers considerably higher strength than standard tankers and is rated Ice Class 1A which is ideal for harsh environments. The vessel is provided with a DP2 class Dynamic Positioning capability with bow and stern thrusters and two main-propellers combined with special rudders. The two large generators (8 MW each) are driven by the ship's two main diesel engines which can be used as electric power generation for future FPSO operations.
Main particulars: Length overall : 264.680 m Breadth : 42.5 m Depth : 22.0 m Deadweight : 123,581 mt Main propulsion : 2x 13,580 BHP Cargo Pumps : 3x 4000 m(3)hr
Bluewater Energy Services B.V. is a member of the Bluewater group of companies that has built a technological lead specialising in lease and operation of tanker-based Production and Storage systems, and has become a leading provider of Single Point Mooring systems. Bluewater operates worldwide with offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Nigeria, Angola, South Africa, Singapore and China.
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