Cummins power for Malaysian OSVs

09 Dec 2014
'MV Alya’ is one of two 83.8m (275ft) newbuild maintenance vessels designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore and equipped with Cummins QSK60M engines Photo: Cummins Malaysia

'MV Alya’ is one of two 83.8m (275ft) newbuild maintenance vessels designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore and equipped with Cummins QSK60M engines Photo: Cummins Malaysia

Shin Yang Shipyard of Miri, Malaysia, has completed the build of two sister offshore support vessels, ‘MV Anis’ and ‘MV Alya’, for an unspecified operator.

Designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore, the 83.8m (275ft) maintenance vessels have gargantuan capabilities with accommodation provided for up to 199 people. Tankage is provided for 800m3 of fuel and 900m3 of water.

The vessels each have two 50m³/day water-makers. Additionally there is tankage for 80m3 of urea, 20m3 of sludge, and 10m3 of lube oil.

In addition to the 700m2 of open deck cargo space, each vessel is equipped with a 45 tonne pedestal-mounted deck crane. Both vessels are also equipped with a 50 tonne four-point mooring system.

When it comes to propulsion, each vessel is fitted with a pair of Cummins QSK60M engines each delivering 2,200bhp at 1,800rpm. The engines turn four-blade 2,000mm FP propellers through Twin Disc MG5600 marine gears with 5.04:1 rations.

The main gensets are three Cat-powered 590KWe, 50 HZ each. The emergency genset is a Cummins NTA855D(M) powered and rated at 245KWe. The ABS-classed vessels are equipped with a 10 tonne electric drive bow thruster as well as three 75m3 per hour at a 70m head fire pumps.

Over the past few years, Shin Yang Shipyard has been focusing on returning customers from the UAE and Malaysia in order to compete in a crowded market. At the beginning of 2014 it had to change its focus slightly so as not to not to end up building vessel types being mass-produced in batches of 30 or so by Chinese yards.

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