McDermott Upgrades M / V Enterprise For Offshore Logistics
McDermott Shipyards recently delivered the M/V Enterprise to Offshore Logistics Inc. after upgrading it to meet the most demanding deepwater anchor handling requirements.
Offshore Logistics specifications called for modifications that would ready the Enterprise to meet the requirements for handling large floating rigs in the deepwater tracts currently being explored for the Gulf. McDermott in- stalled a Fritz Culver double drum two-speed winch with chain loaders on the lower drum, rated to 420,000 pounds of line pull on each drum. Heavy-duty deck tuggers were added as well as underdeck chain-handling tuggers and Smatco storage reels capable of handling approximately 8,000 feet of 2.25-inch cable on the 200-foot 7,040-hp supply, towing and anchorhandling vessel.
The Enterprise has been rebuilt above the main deck. The entire accommodation area has been completely redone, and the latest navigation and electronic equipment has been installed, along with improved fireproofing and insulation to reduce noise. The pilothouse has been extended and outfitted with controls both forward and aft.
The vessel has a 40-foot beam, 18-foot depth and admeasures less than 300 gt. It is driven by two Nohab-Polar F-216 engines with 3,520 hp generating a total of 7,040 bhp continuously at 825 rpm. It has a Western Gear 3.48:1 reduction gear, New England Trawler anchor windlass, two 120-inch-diameter, four-blade stainlesssteel, controllable pitch, Bird-Johnson propellers, two 150-kw Delco generators, a GM 8V71N generator engine and a 550-hp bow thruster. It can accommodate 179,000 gallons of fuel oil, 15,000 gallons water, 5,245 gallons of lube oil, 227,341 gallons of ballast water and can accommodate a complement of 26. Electronics include two Furuno radars and depth sounder, an Anschuetz gyrocompass and a Stephens SEA 106-1 SSB radio.
Other boats that McDermott has worked on recently for Offshore Logistics are the M/V Starlight, M/V Equation and M/V Baccara.