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China’s leading OSV builder Yuexin Ocean Engineering has been contracted to build two platform supply vessels (PSV) for a West African owner. The vessels will feature FOCAL 528, a large PSV design by Focal Marine & Offshore.
FOCAL 528 is a multi-purpose PSV design with 86m LOA / 5,000 ton deadweight, 1,000 m2 deck cargo area, complement of 80 men and carriage of various types of cargo such as fuel oil, base oil, fresh water, mud / brine, dry bulk and methanol.
In addition to supply function, the design also has oil recovery notation without limitation on flash point of recovered oil, and safety standby / rescue notation by ABS. The design is also made ready for installation of an AHC crane and a helideck, plus a built-in moonpool, enabling the vessel to be operated as a subsea support vessel if there is demand.
The design complies with the latest regulations including SPS 2008 and MLC 2006.
Press Release, January 7, 2014