|Yuexin delivers 'Weyland Tide' to Tidewater|
|Friday, 21 September 2012 17:08|
The 69.9 metre AHTS 'Weyland Tide', built by Chinese shipyard Yuexin for global work boat giant Tidewater, has been successfully delivered.
Designed by Singapore firm Focal Marine & Offshore, the 'Weyland Tide' measures 69.9 metres in length, with a mouded breadth of 16.6 metres and a moulded draught of 4.5 metres.
The vessel is powered by twin GE main engines, each rated for 2,275kW at 1050rpm and driving a pair of Berg controllable-pitch propellers through two Twin Disc gearboxes. Manoeuvrability and station-keeping are enhanced through the use of triple Schottel side thrusters and KONGSBERRG dynamic positioning.
During sea trials, the vessel’s speed reached 14.13 knots and achieved a bollard pull of 107.76 tonnes.
The 2,350DWT vessel can carry up to 40 men, as well as 760m3 of fuel oil disposal loading, 1450m3 drill water, 550m3 potable water, 410m3 mud, 250m3 dry cement and 140m3 seawater.
With a clear deck area of 450m2, the vessel provides abundant space for working with rig anchors, chains, wires and buoys.
The 'Weyland Smith' is the sixth Yuexin-built vessel for Tidewater, and is the final 69.9 metre AHTS of a four-vessel order.
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