409 February 2007
Cummins Power for Trico OSVs
Trico Marine Services is building two of the well-proven GPA 640 class DP2 equipped platform supply vessels at Bender Shipyards in Mobile Alabama. www.bendership.com/press.htm
As with others of these Guido Perla and Associates designed vessels, main propulsion will be diesel electric. Each boat will employ three diesel-powered generators including two 1,825 kW (2,447 hp) generators powered by 16-cylinder Cummins QSK60 D(M) engines and one 910 kW (1,220 hp) generator powered by a Cummins KTA38 D(M) engine. This engine configuration has demonstrated excellent flexibility and fuel savings as one or more of the generators can be shut down for stand-by or slower moving operations such as seismic or cable laying that are often required of this type of vessel.
The first of the 210x54x19-foot (64x16.5x5.8-meter) vessels is anticipated for a March 2008 delivery with the second to follow in July 2008.
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