Cummins Hotips#666           July, 2012

Incat-Crowther's Fast Supply Vessel in profile.

We have grown accustom to big projects in the offshore oil industry, but Brazilian vessel owners keep raising the bar. The most recent “biggest” announcement tells of the order of 12 Fast Supply Vessels (FSV) for work with Petrobras, Brazil’s semi-public multinational energy corporation with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The vessels will be owned by Baru Offshore, a joint venture between Intertug and Senior Navegação. All 12 FSVs will be built at the Estaleiro ETP in Rio de Janeiro.

Designed Incat Crowther with the support of their Morgan City, Louisiana office, the 48-meter mono-hulls incorporate a number of interesting features. A 9.5-meter beam affords a large 225 square meter cargo deck. Forward on the main deck a 30 square meter covered cargo area is designed for transport of groceries and other rain sensitive cargos. This forward area also provides a space for six passengers that can also be used as a conference room.

Tanks will be provided for 44,600 litres of ships fuel and another 90,600 litres of cargo fuel. Tanks will also be provided for 9,000 litres of potable ship’s water with an additional 91,000 litres of fresh cargo water. Below decks in the 4.25-meter depth of the hull accommodation will be provided 11 crewmembers in six cabins as well as a mess, galley and heads.

Propulsion for these big FSVs will be four Cummins QSK50-M IMO Tier II compliant engines each delivering 1342 kW (1800 HP) at 1800 RPM to fixed-pitch propellers. The designed service speed is 21 knots and a maximum speed of 25 knots. The boats will be fitted with a pair of 150 HP electric tunnel bow thrusters.

Two Cummins QSM11-CP powered 300 kW AC440V, 60Hz generators, built by Cummins’ new Center of Excellence in Singapore, will provide electrical auxiliary power.

The 12 vessels will be classed by DNV to +1A1 HSLC (bra) R1 Service 2 EO. To operate in Brazil for Petrobras the boats have been designed to comply with the UR4000 FSV specifications. Project support will be provided directly by the Macae, Rio de Janeiro service group.

For further information:

Matheus Vilela

Gerente Geral

Baru Offshore Navegação Ltda

Mobile: +55 21 7987-3140

Office: +55 21 2588-8054


Estaleiro ETP

Avenida Almirante Barroso, nº 97 – 8º andar – Centro

Rio de Janeiro – RJ – CEP 20031-005

Phone: (55) 21 2533-3351

Fax (55) 21 2533-3467



Incat Crowther USA

506 First St

Morgan City

LA 70380


Mailing address

PO Box 1487

Morgan City

LA 703801

Ph: 985 385 3176


Antonio C. Colares

Cummins Vendas e Serviços de Motores e Geradores Ltda-Rio de Janeiro

Av Brasil, 20205

CEP 21515-000 Fazenda Botafogo

Rio de Janeiro

Phone: +55 (21) 2196 3131


Olmedo Farfan

Latin America Sales & AE Manager

Engine Business Unit – Commercial Marine

Tel: (843) 745-1581

Cel: (843) 298-4580



2 Comments for this entry

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  • admin says:

    Please contact the vessel owner directly.
    Good luck.

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