Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) launched two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) being built for European clients on 04 August 2012 bearing the yard Hull Nos. BY-89 & BY-90.
Shri Osman Sevver, Owner’s Representative launched the first vessel BY-89 and Shri George Thomas Roy, Chief General Manager (Tech), CSL, launched the second vessel BY-90, in the presence of Shri Ravikumar Roddam, Director (Finance), Shri Vinaykumar P, Director (Technical), Capt R S Sundar, Director (Operations) and other senior Officials of CSL.
Both the vessels are of PSV 05L CD type, designed by STX OSV AS, Norway and are classed under the Rules and Regulations of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). This 82.2 x 17.00 x 7.60m vessels are a high end Diesel Electric PSV equipped with 4 Nos. 1200 KW Diesel Generator sets and 2 Nos. 1600 KW input power azimuth thrusters.
The vessels have been assigned the ‘CLEAN DESIGN’ notation by DNV signifying the highest levels of environmental compliance and also installed with Ballast Water Treatment Plant to prevent and ultimately eliminate risks to the environment arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens. The vessels with accommodation for 28 persons also meet the requirements of COMF class signifying high comfort levels due to special arrangements to attain very low levels of noise and vibration. The vessels also have fire fighting facilities to meet FIRE FIGHTER-1 Notation. The vessel with notation OILREC can also act as an oil recovery vessel in event of an oil spill, LFL notation assigned means the vessel can carry Low Flash Liquids like methanol on specially inserted stainless steel tanks.
These types of vessels are being used as supporting platforms to Rigs/Oil platforms.
Source: cochinshipyard, August 6, 2012; Image: stxosv