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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.  

Jumbo Offshore Contract From Technip USA


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

BigLift Shipping Expands Heavy Lift Fleet

Happy Star (Photo: BigLift Shipping)

BigLift Shipping said it has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel. The new build vessel, to be named Happy Sun, will be identical to BigLift’s Happy Star and will be built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in Zhoushan, China. The new vessel is expected for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.   Happy Sun will feature two 900-metric-ton Huisman Heavy Lift Mast Cranes which will make her geared for the handling of heavy cargoes all over the world

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

Jumbo’s Fairplayer Loads Vacuum Tower


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.

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

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

RollDock Expands

MV RollDock Sky Photo RollDock Shipping

RollDock Shipping B.V. (part of the Roll Group) confirmed the purchase of their 7th vessel, the MV RollDock Sky. This is the third semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel bought from Larsen & Toubro India. She will go directly into service after some upgrades. The MV RollDock Sky After RollDock and L&T ended their cooperation in 2013, L&T continued building a third semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Bulk carrier bow: File photo

No tankship orders noted the past week by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, but no lack of orders in the dry bulk carrier market, all from Far East shipbuilders. Dry bulk carriers Foremost Maritime are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have added a further four 180,000 dwt Capesize to their orderbook at Beihai, taking the series to six vessels. Delivery is planned from end 2015 and through 2016.

Ulstein, SeaOwls Partner for Heavy-lift Jack-Up Design

From left to right: Edwin van Leeuwen, Ulstein, and Erik Snijders, SeaOwls (Photo: Ulstein)

Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V. (part of Ulstein Group) and SeaOwls B.V. are partnering to combine the former’s track record in heavy lift vessel design with the latter’s experience in jack-up technology and engineering to jointly develop the next generation self-propelled heavy

Damen Repeats Multiple Vessel Transport Strategy

MV Svenja (Photo: SAL Heavy Lift)

Just down river from Damen Song Cam Shipyard, SAL Heavy Lift’s MV Svenja departed from Halong Bay loaded with 14 vessels. The shipment consists primarily of built-for-stock vessels – Stan Pontoons and Tugs – which will be available for immediate purchase on arrival in Rotterdam

Ocean Endeavor Repair Completed

(Photo: Harris Pye Engineering Group)

Harris Pye Engineering Group completed repair works during the two-stage multi-million dollar Diamond Offshore demobilization project for its semi-sub rig Ocean Endeavor from the Black Sea, which completed its contract in January 2016. The initial phase of the repair work

New Deck Carrier Joins United Heavy Lift Fleet

Deck carrier MV Vir Varenya (Photo: United Heavy Lift)

J.M. Baxi Group commissions Hamburg company for the global management of its newly constructed special-purpose ship     J.M. Baxi Group, a 100-year-old group of companies specializing in maritime logistics and port infrastructure

Heavy Lifting: Giant Pipe Racks Shipped for New FPSO

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported five pipe racks and three modules, weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tons and measuring 24,075 m³, for a new FPSO unit off the coast of Brazil (Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT)

From Brazil to China and then back to Brazil, five pipe racks and three modules weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tons and measuring 24,075 m³ will be transported by heavy lift shipping specialist HANSA HEAVY LIFT for a new floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) to

Two High-tech SSCVs Ordered in China

OOS Serooskerke rendering (Image: OOS International)

Holding OOS International Group B.V. confirms it has signed a fixed contract for the engineering and construction of two new build Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels (SSCV) with China Merchant Industry Holdings, a fully owned subsidiary of the China Merchant Group.  

Roll-Lift Appoints New Agent

Courtesy Roll-Lift

Roll-Lift, the Heavy Lift Transportation Specialist based in The Netherlands has appointed Mr. Miguel Flórez de la Colina as their sole representative for clients based in Spain, Portugal and France for projects undertaken outside Europe.

Malikai TLP Float-Off in Malaysia

Photo courtesy of Dockwise

InterMoor completed its involvement in the Shell Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) float-off operations. The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

Rickmers Acquires Nordana Project

Image courtesy Rickmers Linie

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based liner service specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes takes over the activities of tramp and chartering specialist Nordana Project & Chartering with offices in Copenhagen, Bangkok, Singapore and Houston

ABB Software to Monitor Cosco Heavy Transport Fleet

Xiang Rui Kou (Photo: Cosco Heavy Transport)

ABB, a power and automation technology group, will supply its onboard motion monitoring and forecasting system to the Xiang Rui Kou heavy lift vessel, meaning the entire fleet of Cosco Heavy Transport now benefits from the software.   

Subsea 7 Awarded $1bn Wind Farm Offshore UK Deal

Subsea 7 awarded  contract worth over $1bn Photo Subsea 7

Subsea 7 S.A. informed today the details of the major(1) contract award that was first announced on 20 May 2016 . The contract was awarded by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL)(2), for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the Beatrice wind farm turbine

New Tug Heads for New Zealand

Photo: Sanmar

Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey said it is in the process of shipping a Robert Allan Limited designed Rascal Class ASD tugboat to Port Otago Limited (POL) in New Zealand.   The new tug, Arihi, named in consultation with the local Rununga (Maori council), measures 18 m long

Agreement on Wreck Removal MV Flinterstar

Photos courtesy of SCALDIS

Flinterstar III BV, the owner of the Dutch freighter MV Flinterstar, has entered into a contract with a consortium of Belgian marine contractors to remove the wreck of the vessel which sank in the North Sea off the coast of Zeebrugge following a collision last October.  

Heavy Lift: Massive Gas Turbine Shipped to Turkey

Rickmers-Linie was entrusted with the transport of this 485-metric-ton gas turbine made by Siemens for a power plant project in Turkey. (Photo: Hero Lang for Rickmers-Linie)

A special loading operation has taken place in Bremerhaven, involving Rickmers-Linie’s MV Rickmers Hamburg, a 485-metric-ton Siemens gas turbine, a 465-metric-ton Siemens generator and German project freight forwarder Bertling.  

SAAM Orders Two Damen ASD Tugs

ASD 2411 (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

SAAM S.A. has placed orders with the Damen Shipyards Group for two ASD Tugs 2411.   SAAM is based in Chile from where it offers towage, logistics and port services in South, Central and North America. With a fleet of nearly 200 vessels it is the largest such operator in the region

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