U.S. West Coast bunker supplier Maxum Petroleum Tuesday took delivery of a newbuild bunker tanker designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle, WA and built by Jesse Engineering of Tacoma, WA.
The Global Provider is the first in its design and size for Maxum Petroleum and will be used to deliver fuel and lube oil to ship operators in the Pacific Northwest, according to EBDG.
The ship designer notes the bunker tanker has a carrying capacity of 151,500 gallons and is equipped with a cargo handling system featuring six pairs of cargo tanks.
It is designed to move segregated products in a single trip, without cross-contamination.
The vessel is powered by (2) Cummins QSK-19M, 660 HP Tier III engines and is equipped with twin disk model MGX-5202 reduction gears that drive two fixed pitch propellers. Electrical power is supplied by Northern Lights Gensets, and Auto-Nav's electro hydraulic steering system serves Deflector Marine Rudders.
The bunker tanker also has capability for emergency and oil spill response.
EBDG's project scope included concept and contract design, vessel renderings, and regulatory support to obtain United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval and loadline certification from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
During construction, EBDG continued to support Maxum with detail design, production support services and with weekly shipyard visits to ensure design plans were translated into a quality-built vessel that would meet and exceed Maxum's operational requirements.
Photo credit: Elliott Bay Design Group
Published: 3 October, 2018
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