The keel-laying ceremony of two Platform Supply Vessels (BY85 & BY 86), being built for SCI, was held at Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL). on Aug. 31. The keel of BY 85 laid down by Shri V Radhakrishnan, Director (Technical) and the keel of BY 86 was laid by Shri Ravikumar Roddam, Director (Finance) in the presence of Shri B Chakravarthy, GM (Technical Services), SCI, the Company said Thursday. This is the 25th and 26th PSV being built by the shipbuilding firm in a time span of 5 years, CSL Secretary V. Kala said.
The vessels are the first of the Rolls Royce UT 755CD design being built by CSL. These are medium segment Diesel Electric PSV’s designed to cater to meet the all round needs of the Offshore oil and gas industry. The vessel with length of 78 M and breadth of 16 M meets the highest levels of environmental safety denoted by the CLEAN DESIGN notation of M/s Det Norske Veritas and will be dual classed by Indian Register of Shipping, The vessel in addition to the normal offshore supply operations, is capable of carrying methanol and is equipped with Firefighter-I equipment and Dynamic positioning Grade 2 equipment. Accommodation of high standards meeting Comfort Class requirements is arranged for people.
Date: 04 Sept 2011 Source : PortNews