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BP America orders two deepwater PSVs

02nd October 2013

The M/V Squall and the M/V Lightning will be 252-feet by 60-feet wide PSVs operating in the Gulf of Mexico

BP America orders two deepwater PSVs
Jackson Offshore Operators expects the PSVs to be ready for service in 2015

Jackson Offshore Operators, a US marine services company will build two Jones Act deepwater platform supply vessels (PSVs) for BP America, as part of a USD 100m multi-year agreement with the oil major that will see the vessels deployed in Gulf of Mexico waters.


The M/V Squall and the M/V Lightning will be 252-feet by 60-feet wide PSVs with a complete Rolls-Royce system package. Each vessel will be equipped with two 1,950 kW (2,613 hp) Azipull propulsion thrusters, two 933kW (1,250 hp) bow tunnel thrusters, a low voltage front end diesel electric system, an Acon automation and an ABS classed DP-2 icon dynamic positioning system.


Jackson Offshore Operators will own and operate the vessels, which will be constructed at BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards’s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The PSVs should be ready for service in 2015, according to the marine services company.


“This is yet another great example of BP’s commitment to America and the Gulf of Mexico,” said Lee Jackson Lee Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Offshore Operators“We have had a good working relationship with BP for a number of years and are excited to see our relationship grow with the signing of this agreement.”


Jackson Offshore Operators is a minority owned business enterprise that provides marine services to the offshore oil and gas industry.


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