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Heavy Lift Vessel

Launching Heavy Lift Vessel, Oleg Strashnov

Photo courtesy IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede announced the launching of the Heavy Lift Vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting took place on Saturday 22 August 2009, at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. With its 5,000MT crane capacity the vessel is the largest mono hull heavy lift vessel in the world and is the largest vessel ever built by IHC Merwede. In March 2007 IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine was granted this order because of its ability to engineer and build the vessel including the integration of the 5,000MT heavy lift crane within the required short delivery time and for a fixed price. The keel of the vessel was laid on 3 April 2008. The vessel is designed for the installation and removal of offshore platforms, subsea constructions and special projects. The introduction of this Heavy Lift Vessel to the market will provide Seaway Heavy Lifting with another versatile vessel and will more than double Seaway Heavy Lifting’s capacity. On 22 and 24 August the deckhouse of the Oleg Strashnov was transported to the yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in two separated parts. Shortly after this the total deckhouse was lifted on the vessel. Then the helicopter landing platform was placed on top of the bridge complex. For the construction and completion of the deckhouse a complete subcontractor village including project support has been set up near the hall.


Wärtsilä Powers Eleven Spliethoff Vessels

Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä has been awarded two large orders from the Spliethoff Group, headquarted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The orders are for propulsion systems for eleven ships that the Spliethoff Group has ordered at the Ouhua Shipyard in Zhejiang, China. The Wärtsilä scope of delivery includes engines, propellers and efficiency rudders, as well as bow thrusters forming a complete integrated propulsion system for the ships.  


Todd Pacific Completes Unique Project

Todd Pacific Shipyard of Seattle recently completed construction, assembly and delivery on time of a 70 mW floating power plant for the Central American country of Nicaragua. The hull was launched in January 1999 as Margarita II, followed by power plant assembly and integration on the vessel afloat at Todd's facility. The initial part of the job had Todd constructing the barge hull and deckhouse. Once afloat, Todd worked with MAN B&W Diesel from Germany


Jumbo Offshore Contract From Technip USA

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Jumbo Offshore v.o.f has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.  Jumbo will support Technip USA by providing expertise in heavy lift and transportation during the engineering, transportation and installation phases. The contract scope of work consists of: •    Collecting and transporting five buoyancy cans from Technip’s yard in Pori


Jumbo’s Fairplayer Loads Vacuum Tower

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May 13, Jumbo’s mv Fairplayer loaded several heavy lifts in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. Among the cargo were two 625mT coke drums, each 42m long and with a diameter of 10m. The prize lift was a 1200mT vacuum tower. This giant (50m long, 17m diameter) was safely lifted off its supports (including three self propelled modular trailers), all of which were fastened onto a barge. Barge, trailers and tower were positioned in-between the quayside and the Fairplayer.


China Shipyard Delivers Offshore Pipelay Heavy Lift Vessel

A similar vessel: Photo courtesy of PR Allseas

COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group informs it has delivered a pipelay heavy lift vessel, "SapuraKencana 1200", to its Asian buyer. The pipelay heavy lift vessel is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying, installation and heavy lifting. Classed by ABS, the vessel is capable of working in shallow water of up to 200 meters with a ten-point mooring system


Major Chinese Order for SAM Electronics

Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, in association with its Chinese subsidiary, SAM Taihang Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply and install NACOS 54-5 integrated navigation command systems featuring radar-controlled trackpilots, Ecdis and other sensors aboard ten 31,000-dwt multi-purpose heavy lift vessels under construction by Huanghai Shipbuilding of Rongcheng for delivery to Columbia Shipmanagement between 2009 and 2012.


Interest in DP Capability Forecast Software Exceeds Amarcon’s Expectations

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In 2010 Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-DP Capability forecast for efficient offshore DP operations was brought to the market. The OCTOPUS-DP functionality gives offshore vessels the possibility to make optimum use of a safe time window for their weather-sensitive operations. The first installation of the OCTOPUS-DP Capability forecast software was performed on the LNG Carriers Suez Neptune and Suez Cape Ann, in order to facilitate a safe time window so that the vessels LNG can safely be discharged


SAL Heavy Lift HQ Re-locates in Hamburg, Germany

The SAL head office moves to new premises in Hamburg’s HafenCity, to accommodate growing staff numbers. In particular the move will give adequate space for the company's new Project and Offshore department. SAL say that the new location is comfortably close to Hamburg’s main station and airport and will facilitate communication with their international customers.
 With a fleet of 16 heavy lift vessels


Middle East Heavy Lifts UK Bound

Heavy Lift to Lone: Image credit SAL

Maximizing her deck space capacity, ‘MV Lone’, the largest SAL vessel, has loaded eleven gas plant modules in the UAE. SAL say that their other heavy-lift vessels MV Gloria and MV Trina were also engaged in the project carrying similar modules from Kuwait and UAE to the UK, totaling more than 55,000 cbm of modules and associated equipment. Individually, MV Lone stowed an overall 25,020 cu.m on board – both in the hatch and on deck


Kvaerner Gets Offshore Spar Topsides Sub-Contract,

Example of Kvaerner topside work: Image courtesy of Kvaerner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (Hyundai) has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract to provide services for inshore and offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance for the topsides for the Aasta Hansteen spar project.  The inshore-work will be carried out at Stord and the offshore scope will be done at


UK Budget 2014 Good News for Shipping: Analysts

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The UK government’s Budget 2014, issued on 19 March 2014, is good news for UK shipping as it ensures the continuation of a stable UK tax regime for shipping, as has been the case for the past few years, according to international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.


DOF Subsea, Seaway Extend Contract

The Oleg Strashnov at work in the North Sea

DOF Subsea, provider of integrated subsea solutions, has been awarded a Master Service Agreement (MSA) extension with Seaway Heavy Lifting for the provision of positioning services onboard its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels.


Transport Engineering Course at OMAE 2014

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HMC will host ASME Courses on Transport Engineering and Front End Engineering Design from June 7-8, 2014 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The OMAE is the flagship conference of the Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division of ASME


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

Shipbuilding orders were rather less the past week, but there were notable contracts for specialised heavy-lift carriers from Chinese shipbuilders, according to the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin round-up. Dry bulk carriers Limited ordering to report this week in dry say Clarkson


Liebherr Wins Significant Ship Crane Order

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Liebherr reports that there has been a positive trend in the heavy lift crane segement, a sentiment confirmed by a number of significant contracts recorded of late, including a contract for the delivery of six heavy lift ship cranes for the German shipping company Rickmers


Offshore Drill-Rig 'Hercules Triumph' Arrives India

Offshore mobile drilling unit: Photo courtesy of USCG:

Logistics and marine services provider, GAC Sri Lanka, chartered three anchor-handling tug boats to off-land the 'Hercules Triumph' from heavy-lift vessel 'Target' at Trincomalee Anchorage, Sri Lanka, then  arranged further towage over 700 NM miles to Kakinada, Indai arriving 8 days later


Cargotec's Wins €37 Million Order for 45 Electric Winches

Cargotec's MacGregor has won an order worth approximately €37 million for 45 electric winches from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in South Korea. The order will be booked in the fourth quarter 2013 order intake and the equipment is scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth


GAC Moves Rig from Sri Lanka to India

GAC Sri Lanka has completed the movement of offshore drilling rig Hercules Triumph from the port of Trincomalee to India. The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore, Inc., is now safely anchored at Kakinada, ready to start drilling operations for CAIRN Energy at the RAVVA offshore oil field.


ABB's OCTOPUS Helps Keep Heavyweight Semi-Submersibles Safe

Loading Jack St. Malo onto the Dockwise Vanguard: Photo credit ABB

80% of the world’s semi-submersible heavy-lift vessels are equipped with motion monitoring and decision support systems says ABB, including the 'Dockwise Vanguard' recently contracted to lift and carry off the 'Costa Concordia'. Offshore oil and gas platforms and floating production centers


General Cargo Shipments Keep U.S. Great Lakes Ports Busy

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The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period March 22 to October 31 were 28 million metric tons, down 7% over the same period in 2012. With only two months left in the shipping season, U.S. ports are hustling to move as much cargo as possible.


Scana Win New Propulsion System, Thruster Contracts

Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Propulsion recently signed new contracts: one for delivery of a propulsion systems to Kleven verft, and two more for tunnel thrusters to Nordic Yards and Guangzhou Salvage Bureau. The contracts have a total value of approx. 22 million NOK.


Rickmers-Linie Carries Linde Coldboxes to Saudi Arabia

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Components for industrial plants are regularly shipped on board Rickmers-Linie’s heavy lift multipurpose vessels, supporting supply chains for a wide range of industries. In November, Rickmers-Linie carried two coldboxes, which had been manufactured by Linde AG


Another Installation for Huisman's Skyhook

Photo: Huisman

Yesterday, the installation of the 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane onboard the Lewek Constellation was completed by means of Huisman China’s new 2,400mt quayside crane. The quayside crane, also known as the Skyhook, installed the 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane in a mere two lifts within a three day


Second Damen StanTug for Smit Lamnalco

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Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of, and will soon deploy, the SL Kiwi. It’s their second tug of the Damen STu 2208 type. The 39.4-metric-ton bollard pull tug will join the sister ship SL Kittiwake, delivered late 2012, to support Single Point Mooring operations.


 
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