LAFAYETTE, La. – LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings announced this week it has signed contracts with Aries Marine, based here, to build two LEEVAC Design Services “LDS” 270 DE PSV, a 270’ x 56’ x 21.5’ diesel electric PSVs. “We are very excited to have this opportunity to begin this partnership with a company like Aries Marine,” said Christian Vaccari, president of LEEVAC, in a statement. “We have worked very closely with Court Ramsay and Tommy Brown to develop an exceptional design.”
The LDS 270 DE PSV will have a deadweight capacity of 4000 LTsw and will carry over 13,000 barrels of liquid mud. It will be powered by four 3516C Caterpillar generators rated at 1825 kw each. The propulsion drives and thrusters are being provided by Schottel. Marine Interior Systems was selected for the joiner work and Marine Technologies will be providing the DP-2 system. Aries chose Siemens as the vendor for the Integrated Electrical System. The Siemens Blue Drive product will be used to control the power management, vessel control, machinery, alarms, power and propulsion systems. This will be the second vessel in which LEEVAC will be installing the Siemens Blue Drive system.