Built by the shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras, S.A.
Delivered in 2009, WG Columbus is the first in a series of four state-of-the-art seismic exploration vessels built at our facility.
It has an inverted bow design (X-Bow), which gives it a excellent behavior in adverse sea conditions. The ship has 12 streamers winches, 6 gun winches and is equipped with DP2 dynamic positioning system.
The ship has been constructed and classified according to DNV standards with the following class notation:
+ 1A1, SF, E0, DYNPOS-AUTR, CLEAN DESIGN, COMF-V (3), ICE-C, NAUT-AW, HELDK.
Total length 88,80 m.
Length between p.s. 82,00 m.
Trace Beam 19,00 m.
Moulded Depth 8,00 m.
Maximum Draught 6,60 m.
Deadweight 3.800 tpm.
Propulsive power 7.200 KW
Propulsion type Diesel-electric
Speed 15 Knots
Fixed Point 100 Ton
Crew 69 people
Gross Tonnage 6922 GT
Net Tonnage 2077 GT
6 main generator sets with a capacity of 1,710 kWe each consisting of a diesel engine from 1,800 kW to 1,000 rpm.
2 electric propulsion engines with a capacity of 3,000 kW each at 1,000 r.p.m.
1 emergency generator and port of 185 kW at 1,500 r.p.m.
1 transverse propeller in bow from 1,200 kW to 900 r.p.m.
1 retractable azimuth propeller in bow from 850 kW to 1,250 rpm
1 off-shore electro-hydraulic crane from 10 Tm to 21 m
System for the treatment of NOx emissions by Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
A fire protection system for global protection for engine rooms, electrical switchboard, seismic compressor area, incinerator site and a local protection system for generator sets and water treatment plants.
A self-contained foam extinguishing system for the heliport and seismic streamers.