On April 8, Leevac Shipyards LLC delivered the Ram Country, the second of two Leevac designed 270’x56’x21’6″, diesel-electric, DP-2 FiFi-1 platform supply vessels to Aries Marine Corp.
The Ram Country, likes its sister ship the Ram Nation, was constructed at Leevac Shipyard Jennings (La.) and later transported to Leevac’s yard in Lake Charles, La., for the vessel’s outfitting, commissioning, and testing. Construction of the Ram Country took approximately 21 months from the cutting of steel to delivery. The vessel can carry about 260,000 gals. of fuel, 12,500 bbls of liquid mud, and 8,500 cu. ft. of bulk mud. Power is provided by four Caterpillar generators producing 1,825’kW of electrical power each. Propulsion is provided by a pair of Schottel 2,500-kW Z-drives and a pair of Schottel tunnel thrusters forward. The diesel-electric propulsion package is part of the Siemens BlueDrive PlusC integrated electrical system.
“I’m extremely proud how our team responded under intense pressure to deliver this complex vessel on time and on budget,” Christian Vaccari, president and CEO of Leevac said in a statement. “This effort speaks volumes to the dedication and pride from the Leevac team. I know our team will continue to thrive as we will deliver four more vessels over the next 18) months.”