The practice of vessels being built by two or more companies, potentially located in different countries, is now becoming routine, especially in Europe. Typically the hull is built in a lower-cost country, such as Poland or China, and then completed in the Netherlands, for example, where costs are higher. However, the Karadeniz Shipyard, located in Ünye/Ordu, Turkey, recently completed a 135 by 11.45 m hull with a 4.25 m molded depth for finishing in the Netherlands.
In addition to building hulls, the yard builds complete vessels of many types. Once in the Netherlands, the hull was taken to the Scheepswerf Gelria in Nijmegen where it was completed as a twin-engine inland river vessel. In addition to installation of the superstructure, five Cummins engines were installed including a pair of Cummins 4BT3.9-G4 powered 64 kVA generators and a QSK15-C bow thruster gen-set. The main engines are two Cummins Tier II compliant QSK38-M engines, each generating 1044 kW at 1800 r/min.
Christened the MVS Sierra and registered in the port of Gruten, the new vessel was delivered earlier this year to her owners, E.G.P. Peters.
Earlier this year, C&G Boat Works Inc. launched the Gulf Princess for owner Graham Gulf. Originally conceivedas a 53 by 10 m vessel, the decision was made during construction to add a 3 m extension, bringing the vessel length to 56 m. The original power package was retained including four 1342 kW Cummins KTA50-M main engines turning 1.2 m propellers through ZF 4650 gears with 2.5:1 reduction. A Cummins 6CTA8.3DM engine powers the Thrustmaster TH250RT retractable bow thruster, and two Cummins 85 kW 6BTA5.9DM/Newage gen-sets supply the vessel’s electrical requirements.
The Gulf Princess is DP-1 rated with a system supplied by Kongsberg. A sister vessel, to be named the Sybil Graham, will be classed as a DP-2 vessel and is currently in production for delivery in the third quarter of 2009
The Petra Galaxy is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 75 by 20 m maintenance/work vessel has approximately 700 m2 of open deck space with a capacity of five tons per square meter for a total deadweight of 3476 tons.
Below deck is a pair of Cummins KTA50M2 main propulsion engines, each delivering 1342 kW into Reintjes WAF664 gears to turn 2.1 m fixed-pitch propellers. The main generators are three Cummins KTA19-powered 360 kW sets, while a Cummins 6CTA8.3DM-powered 150 kW gen-set provides emergency services and a Cummins 6BT5.9 engine powers a fi-fi pump