ESG Delivers Another New OSV to Hornbeck

By MarEx 2014-08-06 12:53:00

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V HOS BLACK FOOT (Hull 206) to Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, ahead of schedule and on budget.

The HOS BLACK FOOT is Eastern’s sixth of ten offshore support vessels under contract and the second vessel designated as the HOSMAX 310 series by Hornbeck Offshore. Each vessel is Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled OSV’s. These high-tech vessels feature four Caterpillar 3516C 16-cylinder turbo-charged Tier III diesel generator engines each rated at 1,825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Main propulsion power is provided by two GE Energy furnished Hyundai 2,500 kW 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z-Drives with nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 1,025 rpm each for a total of 6,704 Hp. Schottel also provides two STT 4 fixed pitch tunnel thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690VAC electric motors. GE Energy Power Conversions provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the propulsion and thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, switchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/communication electronics. The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation, communication equipment. 

The HOSMAX 310 Offshore Support Vessels feature the following characteristics:

Dimensions: 302’x 64’x 26’

Deadweight Tonnage: 6,144 LT

Total Fuel Oil Capacity: 285,649 USG

Fuel Oil Day-tanks 23,752 USG

Drill Water/Ballast Capacity: 609,227 USG

Potable Water Capacity: 62,538 USG

Liquid Mud Capacity: 21,509 bbl. (10) Tanks

Dry-bulk Mud: 14,347 Cu. ft. (7) Tanks

Methanol Capacity 2,212 bbl. (2) Tanks

Clear Deck Area: 11,137 Sq. ft.

The remaining four (4) Offshore Supply Vessels under contract are also designated HOSMAX 310 Offshore Support Vessels. The third of which, the HOS BLACK ROCK (Hull 207) launched on Friday, March 28, 2014 and the fourth, the HOS BLACK WATCH (Hull 208) launched Friday, June 6, 2014. Both are scheduled for delivery in 2014.

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