USA: Kvichak Marine Delivers Two Anchor Handling Utility Vessels
Kvichak Marine Industries recently delivered two (2) 38’ Anchor Handling utility vessels to Superior Energy Services out of Houston, TX. The all-aluminum vessels are hard-chined monohulls designed by Kvichak in conjunction with Superior and fitted with a forward skeg along with forward and aft push knees, heated decks and windows, then rounded out with subsea navigation equipment plus a subsea winch.
Bear Cub I and Bear Cub II are powered by twin Cummins QSB engines rated for 305 bhp each with ZF 305-2 transmissions and propelled by 4 bladed stainless steel props enclosed in nozzles.
Kvichak also delivered two bridge modules which are part the new training simulators at Superior Energy’s training facility in Anchorage, AK. The modules are reproductions of the actual bridge in these vessels. The modules are located in a room with a surround screen of video monitors that display the simulated surroundings of the environments that the vessels will be working in. This allows the company to train their employees to operate the vessels in all conditions. Kongsberg Maritime provided the primary simulation package for the entire simulation system.
Additional vessel features include:
Overall length: 40’ 6”
Beam, overall: 16’1”
Draft (RFS): ~5’3”
Fuel capacity: 1,250 gallons
Top speed: 9.5 knots
Water capacity: 190 gallons
Northern Lights 25kW genset
Forward and aft push knees
Horizontal winch with 12,000#pull and horizontal capstan
30 hp hydraulic bow thruster
1500 GPM fire pump w/ monitor
Accommodations for 2 crew
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 21, 2012; Image: Jen Rose