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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 

Maxum Petroleum of the US has taken delivery of its latest tank ship, the ‘Global Provider’. The vessel was designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle, and built by Jesse Engineering of Tacoma, WA.

The vessel is the first in its design and size for Maxum Petroleum and will be used to deliver fuel and lube oil to ship operators in the Pacific Northwest.

Global Provider is a self-propelled bunker ship of 38.5m length, 9.8m beam, 3m draught and 4m depth to main deck.  The vessel has a carrying capacity of 151,500 gallons and is equipped with a cargo handling system featuring six pairs of cargo tanks.  Global Provider is designed to move segregated products in a single trip, without cross-contamination.  The vessel is powered by two Cummins QSK-19M, 660bhp Tier III engines and is equipped with Twin Disk MGX-5202 reduction gears that drive two FP propellers.  Electrical power is supplied by Northern Lights Gensets, and Auto-Nav's electro hydraulic steering system serves Deflector Marine Rudders.

The onboard systems and technology make the Global Provider a highly versatile vessel, including capability for emergency and oil spill response.  The vessel is equipped with a Flir thermal imaging system, giving the crew complete visual ability in darkness, fog and smoke.  Fire-fighting capabilities include two Ansul 4in foam monitors and a 300-gallon tank for fire-fighting foam.  Deck gear includes a 2,800lb capacity Rapp Marine hose handling crane that can also be used for skiff and boom deployment or to assist in skimming operations.  The vessel can be used as floating storage during skimming and recovery.  Additional onboard emergency safety and rescue equipment includes a Jason's Cradle man-overboard rescue system.

EBDG's project scope included concept and contract design, vessel renderings, and regulatory support to obtain United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval and loadline certification from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).  During construction, EBDG continued to support Maxum with detail design, production support services and with weekly shipyard visits to ensure design plans were translated into a quality-built vessel that would meet and exceed Maxum's operational requirements.

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