Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. has been awarded the propulsion system for two 92.4 Meter Platform Supply Vessels to be built by Fincantieri Marine Group’s Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for Tidewater Marine LLC.
The main propulsion system will consist of two Thrustmaster model TH2500MZ Z-Drives rated at 2700 horsepower each. In the bow will be one Thrustmaster model TH1000MLRN Retractable Azimuthing Thruster rated at 1150 horsepower and one Thrustmaster model 66TT1000ML tunnel thruster rated at 1000 horsepower. The Z-Drives and thrusters are designed and being built to ABS Polar Class 7.
The two PSVs are of a state of the art design and will be based on the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from MMC Ship Design of Poland to be Diesel Electric and built to ABS Polar Class 7 and DP-2 class.
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. worked closely with Tidewater Marine and Bay Shipbuilding in defining a propulsion system that is ideally suited for this vessel which will be equipped with the latest and most technological advanced equipment available today. Along with other services such as training and spare parts Thrustmaster’s engineering services include custom thrusters and propulsion designs.
These vessels will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the second in the second quarter of 2013.
Source: Thrustmaster, August 01, 2011;