50,000 dwt Product Tankers for APT - Kinder Morgan

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Herbert Engineering (HEC) was able to assemble and manage a cost effective team consisting of four key inspectors plus supplemental inspectors as needed for American Petroleum Tanker-Kinder Morgan for the construction of four 50,000 ton dwt product tankers at Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI) from start of construction on 2015 through delivery of the fourth tanker in November 2017. 

The team worked closely with PSI to ensure quality construction, high quality coating application and testing of all systems were carried out to deliver high quality vessels to the owner. All four vessels were delivered on time, on budget and without any major deficiencies and have proved successful in service so far.  HEC through use of its own engineers and its network of engineering relationships was able to supplement the inspection team as needed to meet inspection needs for multiple ships under construction at the same time. 

HEC technical management also provided assistance to the inspection team and helped provide solutions to issues that arose during construction, to ensure the vessels fully met the owner’s requirements. This included issues relating to damage to the main engine of the last vessel after arrival at the shipyard that required it to be fully rebuilt at the factory,  

Overall, HEC was able to deliver the full suite of inspection services to APT-KM at less than budgeted cost and at a cost significantly below competing proposals.   

GCaptain also featured an article about the ships here.

“Thanks for your teams hard and dedicated work on the project. We could not have done without the team you assembled!”
— David Farrell - APT Kinder Morgan



(Philadelphia, PA)  HEC has opened an office at Philly Shipyard (formerly APSI) to provide the owner’s supervision staff for the (4) tankers under construction for the Kinder Morgan subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers (APT-KM).  The HEC office will provide all the inspectors including steel, coating and machinery for the project, which will last until the end of 2017. 

HEC will also be providing technical support to APT-KM throughout the duration of the project for design and construction issues that arise.  This work follows on HEC’s previous site office at NASSCO shipyard for the (5) State Class tankers now operated by APT-KM.