Transporter of project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes, Intermarine, LLC, has begun “Fleet of the Future” deliveries with the addition and maiden voyage of the newbuild Industrial Grand.
The 20,000 DWT, 545 foot multipurpose vessel Industrial Grand features three cranes with a combined lifting capacity of up to 900 metric tons. It is the first of 20 new eco-friendly lifters that will join Intermarine’s core fleet during the next 30 months. The vessel will travel from Shanghai, China, to the U.S. Gulf Coast to deliver a large and complex petrochemical processing tower. The cargo delivery includes a 720.5 metric ton lift of 48.6 meters in length which was loaded using vessel’s gear.
“The Industrial Grand represents a glimpse into the future, harnessing eco-friendly technology and increased lifting capacity,” said Al Stanley, President and CEO of Intermarine. “This innovation aligns with delivering the appropriate fleet to meet our customers’ cargo needs and allows us to provide the value, reliability and creative solutions that customers have come to expect from Intermarine.”
The deliveries will mark the beginning of a series of eco-friendly deliveries and add to the range and capabilities of Intermarine’s core fleet of more than 50 vessels. The Industrial Grand will be joined by her sister vessel, the Indstrial Glory when she joins the service from the shipyard in May 2015.
“The Industrial Grand is ideally suited to carry a broad range of cargoes and her features allow her to operate in remote locations around the world,” said Frank Fischer, Vice President and Managing Director of Tonnage Procurement, Intermarine. “We are proud to add this modern, flexible and capable vessel to our fleet; it is the first step in building our Fleet of the Future line.”