Piriou to Build 250th Aluminium Vessel
Piriou has just recorded an order for a 55m Fast Pax & Supply Vessel (FPSV) from Jana Marine Services. It is the 250th aluminium vessel to be built by the shipyard.
Built by Piriou Vietnam with a sea proven Piriou design, a dozen of vessels of this model were already delivered to various operators in the offshore oil industry. Several modifications will be brought to this vessel in order to meet the shipowner’s specifications, including increased speed thanks to a new propulsion system.
Delivery is forecast by the end of 2020 and the vessel will be exploited in the Arabian Gulf waters. This new order from Jana Marine Services follows the delivery of two 41m FPSVs ‘JANA 17’ and ‘JANA 18’ in 2017.
Piriou group C.E.O. Vincent Faujour says: “We value our relationship with JANA Marine, and we are proud about their trust in Piriou’s abilities to deliver such a sophisticated high-speed vessel. Jana Marine being a returning client is an endorsement to our abilities to cater for their demanding operational needs with our vessels and after sales services.”
FPSV 55w: a versatile and competitive vessel
The FPSV 55w is a very versatile aluminium vessel able to perform multiple functions in the oil offshore industry, including crew transfer and supply. Her sea proven design developed by Piriou Ingenierie features a straight hull improving performances and crew comfort and offers a range of benefits:
– Improved speed for the same energy consumption fully loaded or light
– Much reduced consumption at economical speed
– Lounge equipped with seating for 60 personnel with maximum comfort
– Also offering great autonomy (139m3 fuel oil) and large cargo deck with 226 tons capacity.
Her waterjet propulsion grants her enhanced manoeuvrability and improved safety thanks to the class 2 dynamic positioning system with which she is equipped.