Dockyard Delivers ‘Greatship Roopa’
Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered the 1st of a series three Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels (MPSVs) for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, at the auspicious time of 0945 am on Wednesday, July11, 2012.
The delivery ceremony was attended by Owner’s Representatives P. R. Naware (Executive Director), V. K. Chandrasekaran (General Manager New Building Offshore Logistics), Jeewaka Gunadheera (Project Manager). Classification Society Surveyors Srinath Heart, Anil Kumar (Lloyds Register), DVD Prasada Rao (Indian Register of Shipping) were also present.
Mangala Yapa (MD/CEO, CDPLC), Y. Kijima (Director), Senior Managers and the project management team led by R. D. J. Sumanasiri (Special Projects Manager) participated at the event.
This vessel is designed by Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd of Singapore and it incorporates an oil recovery arrangement and has the capability to operate as advanced PSV, as well as, light construction support vessel, complying to SPS Code 2008, Clean Design requirements.
The main role of this Vessel is to support offshore oil and gas fields around the clock and the Vessel will have an endurance of 35 days and a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles.
Designed for operation worldwide and with an outstanding speed of 13.8 knots, the Vessel can get to the desired location around the world as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime. The Vessel shall be built for operation in un-restricted waters.
Twin controllable pitch propellers, twin high lift rudders and transverse bow and stern thrusters provide good maneuverability and station keeping ability. The vessel shall be controlled from twin maneuvering consoles fitted in the wheelhouse, forward and aft stations with “joy-stick” controls. The Vessel shall also be equipped with advanced dynamic positioning (DP AA) system which assures safe and more efficient operations while working in close proximity to oil platforms/ rigs, even under the harsh weather conditions.
The vessel shall be equipped with a fully automated bridge layout with alarm monitoring systems for periodic single man bridge operation, and will be classed with “NAV1” notation.
The vessel shall be fitted with automated installations enabling machinery spaces to remain periodically unattended in all sailing conditions including maneuverings, qualifying it to be assigned with “UMS” notation.
The Vessel is also designed to have an enhanced accommodation area for 50 persons. These accommodation areas shall be well-appointed and aesthetically designed with special attention made to noise and vibration levels and crew comfort onboard the vessel, thereby meeting compliance to ‘CAC3’ notation of the classification society.