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Monday, January 22, 2018

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USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Repair

Photo: United States Navy

U.S. Navy warship USS Fitzgerald, which was damaged and nearly sunk after a fatal collision with a cargo ship in June and then was damaged again while on board a heavy lift transport vessel, has arrived in Pascagoula, Miss., for repair work at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer arrived in Pascagoula on January 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound from Yokosuka, Japan. Fitzgerald is expected to spend several days in the Port of Pascagoula as the heavy lift ship will commence the reverse operation of unfastening…

Major Order for Merwede

IHC Holland Merwede BV announced that Merwede Shipyard received the contract for the engineering and construction of a new Heavy Lift vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting. With its 5,000 MT crane capacity, the vessel is touted as the largest mono hull heavy lift vessel in the world and will be the largest ship ever built by the IHC Holland Merwede Group. IHC Krimpen Shipyard will take responsibility for the building of the vessel under Yard No (7) 716. Delivery will take place end 1Q 2010. Merwede BV’s as the fourth slipway of the group and was opened 4Q 2006. construction and special projects. capacity. vessels.

Merwede Shipyard Gets Contract

contract for the engineering and construction of a new Heavy Lift vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting. the largest ship ever built by the IHC Holland Merwede Group. IHC Krimpen Shipyard will take responsibility for the building of the vessel under Yard No (7)716. Delivery will take place end first quarter 2010. IHC Krimpen Shipyard was acquired by IHC Holland Merwede BV’s as the fourth slipway of the group and was opened fourth quarter 2006. construction 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.

Jumbo Orders Another Heavy Lift Ship

An agreement has been signed with the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, for the construction of a top segment heavy lift vessel. The new vessel will have a length of 152.6 m and a beam of 27.4 m and is equipped with 2x 1,100 mt cranes (at 27.5m outreach). In tandem the cranes can lift up to 2,200 mt. This makes it the one of thge strongest heavy lift vessel in the world. To be able to work in Arctic regions, the vessel is to be built under ice class. For offshore operations the vessel will be prepared for future DP2 installation.Estimated delivery date of the new vessel is March 2013. The vessel will be operational in June 2013. Jumbo also has an option for a second vessel at the shipyard in Split.

BigLift Shipping Christens New Flagship

Happy Star (Photo: BigLift Shipping)

BigLift Shipping today celebrated the naming of its new heavy lift vessel, Happy Star, at a ceremony held at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamenand. The christening was performed by Leanda Breakell, spouse of Greg Breakell, Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd. Built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in China, Happy Star completes BigLift Shipping’s fleet of Happy S Series heavy lift vessels and will be the company’s new flagship. With her 29m wide deck, Happy…

Tanker Conversion in China for Dockwise

vessel will start. renewal of the entire midship section after removing the original cargo section. year. section. will join the fleet during 2008.

Pan Ocean Orders OCTOPUS-Onboard for Heavy Lift Vessels

The Korean based global shipping company Pan Ocean, has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon for two semi-submersible heavy lift vessels. The state-of-the-art ship monitoring and advisory system will support the vessels’ route planning, optimization of speed, heading and fuel consumption. For the two semi-submerging heavy lift vessels, the Sun Rise and the Sun Shine, Amarcon will deliver an OCTOPUS-Onboard installation including motion monitoring and forecasting. The system will increase workability and safety during heavy lift transportation projects.

Rickmers-Linie Expands Heavy Lift Fleet

"A plan of Rickmers four multipurpose heavy lift vessels on order from the SADRA Shipyard in Busheher. Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based global breakbulk, heavy lift and project specialist, has ordered four multipurpose heavy lift vessels from the SADRA Shipyard in Busheher. They are scheduled for delivery between July 2007 and July 2008. The newbuildings have been purpose-designed for the carriage of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo. With a deadweight of 24,000 tonnes, an overall length of 175m and a beam of 26.5m, they will be fitted with variable height tweendecks for maximum cargo flexibility. Indivisible heavy lift cargoes will be handled by two 350 tonne cranes that will have the facility to be twinned for handling loads of up to 700 tonnes.

Ulstein Debuts Heavy Lift Designs

ULSTEIN HX104 heavy lift vessel design

Ulstein introduces the HX103 and HX104 designs, DP3 vessels with heavy-lift capability and large outreach combined with a large open deck space and accommodation for 350 and 500 people. With the introduction of these two heavy lift vessel designs, ULSTEIN paves the way for the next generation, cost efficient offshore assets to meet today’s and tomorrow’s market demand. A dedicated feature on the DP3 designed vessels is the heavy-lift capability with large outreach combined with a large open deck space and accommodation for 350 and 500 people on board.

Douglas-Westwood: Heavy Lifting Lift off?

Heavy lift vessel (HLV) contractors have faced a challenging market in recent years as the low oil price environment combined with a shift towards subsea installation and deepwater activity has seen fixed platform installations decline globally. The number of fixed assets installed in 2017 is expected to be c.45% less than 2014 levels. This has resulted in a troublesome outlook for heavy lift vessels within the market for topside and jacket installation, leading contractors to seek out opportunities in less traditional markets. Two such bright spots are offshore wind and decommissioning – the former being increasingly-attractive as the volume of installed turbines per year grows rapidly and the projects become larger and further from shore.

Heavy Lifting Lift off?

Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT

Heavy lift vessel (HLV) contractors have faced a challenging market in recent years as the low oil price environment combined with a shift towards subsea installation and deepwater activity has seen fixed platform installations decline globally, according to a report by Douglas-Westwood. "The number of fixed assets installed in 2017 is expected to be c.45% less than 2014 levels. This has resulted in a troublesome outlook for heavy lift vessels within the market for topside and jacket installation…

ABB $15m Order to Power Chinese Vessels

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $15m from Shanghai Salvage Company and Guangzhou Salvage Bureau for the supply of electric power and propulsion systems for a new diving support vessel and semi-submersible heavy lift vessel. The newly contracted semi-submersible heavy lift vessel is the sixth of its type to be awarded to ABB over the last two years. ABB – in cooperation with local partner Kongsberg – will also deliver the vessel’s automation system. China Merchants Heavy Industry Group is the main contractor for construction of the vessel, which is targetted for delivery in 2011. Shanghai Salvage’s diving support vessel newbuild looks to fill in the gap for deepwater (300 metres deep and greater) diving salvage capability in China…

Global Industries Awards Keppel Singmarine Contract

Global Industries has awarded Keppel Singmarine the construction contract for its new pipelay / heavy lift vessel Global 1200. It is the third new build vessel contracted in 2007 to be designed by the innovative Dutch design company Sea of Solutions (SoS), partner in the Offshore Ship Designers Group. The previous two major vessels designed by SoS contracted this year were a 5,000 tonne heavy-lift vessel for Nordic Heavy Lift and a pipelay/heavy lift vessel for Larsen & Toubro. Sea of Solutions was responsible for both concept and basic design of all three vessels. Scheduled to enter service in April 2010, the dynamically-positioned Global 1200 is a combination derrick/pipelay vessel with 1,200 ton lifting capacity, 60–in.

Harren & Partner to Acquire SAL Heavy Lift

Photo: SAL Heavy Lift

Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner and "K" Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partner to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift today (27 July 2017). SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity). SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the "Altes Land" area near Hamburg, is one of the world's leading carriers specialised in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. Its offshore subsidiary, SAL Offshore, develops and supplies installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors.

HHI to Add Massive Heavy Lift Vessel

Hyundai-10000 Heavy Lift Vessel (Photo: HHI)

Shipbuilder and offshore facilities contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) informs that its shipbuilding affiliate, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, completed a 10,000-ton heavy lift vessel (HLV), Hyundai-10000, at its shipyard in Yeongam, South Korea. The HLV is equipped with eight double truss jib cranes measures 182 meters in length, 70 meters in width and 11 meters in depth. The vessel will join HHI’s existing offshore facility-building infrastructure in Ulsan in March after a series of final tests, commencing operation from April this year.

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 quarter of 2014. The winches will be installed on Hyundai Heavy Industries' 10,000-metric-ton new heavy lift vessel, which will be one of the world's largest heavy lift ships designed to support shipbuilding activities and offshore lifting operations in international waters. cargotec.com  

SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land Puts Heavy Lift Ship in Service

SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land has put the new building MV ‘Lone’ into service. Just three months after the German-based heavy-lift shipping company has sent the MV ‘Svenja’ - the world’s largest heavy-lift vessel - on its maiden voyage, the company’s fleet has now been expanded by a second vessel of the same Type 183. Just like its sister vessel, the heavy lifter was built at Sietas shipyard in Hamburg in six months. It has a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and a speed of 20 knots. While the MV ‘Svenja’ features a Dynamic Positioning System 1 (DP1), the MV ‘Lone’ is equipped with a DP2.

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…

SAL Heavy Lift Now Operates Global Fleet from Hamburg

SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20 in HafenCity, Hamburg. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor, and 116 employees are working there. SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Japanese “K” Line Group, is one of the leading heavy lift shipping companies worldwide. For more than 30 years, SAL Heavy Lift had been based in Steinkirchen on the Lower Elbe, 40 kilometers outside of Hamburg. From now on, SAL Heavy Lift will operate its fleet of 16 heavy lift vessels from Hamburg’s HafenCity. At the beginning of this year a new Offshore Department was founded to serve the expanding markets of heavy equipment transportation for the oil and gas industry as well as the installation of offshore wind parks.

World's Largest Heavy Lift Vessel Gets DNV Class

(Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tons. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tons. - Photo: www.dnv.com)

With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift vessel to be built in accordance with DNV’s new class rules for this type of ship. The vessel has no forecastle, which allows it to carry cargo of ”unlimited” length. Its deckhouse is mainly positioned outside its hull, allowing it to carry 70 metre wide cargo. “As DNV is perceived to be the leading class society when it comes to heavy lift vessels, and as Dockwise is a front runner within this ship segment…

Damen Stock Tugs Shipped to Rotterdam

(Photo: Damen)

Shipbuilder Damen said its latest transport of newbuild vessels has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The multiple vessel shipment carried on board the SAL Heavy Lift vessel MV Lone comprises various Damen Tugs and one Multi Cat that have been constructed at Damen’s yards in Vietnam. Consisting of two Stan Tugs 2608, three ASD Tugs 2411, four ASD Tugs 2810, two ASD Tugs 3212 and a Multi Cat 1908, the shipment is a strategic positioning of built-for-stock vessels in Europe, the shipbuilder said.

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. The new orders are for five 16,800 dwt Heavy-Lift vessels to be operated by BigLift Shipping, and six 12,500 dwt Multipurpose vessels.

Amarcon Receives Orders for Eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard Systems

Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for in total eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard installations for Heavy Lift vessels from Cosco Heavy Transport and BigLift Shipping. The Cosco deal was closed after the heavy cargo transporter leased the portable OCTOPUS-Onboard system on several occasions. Cosco heavy transport operates a versatile fleet within the semi-submersible and project cargo transportation industry and provides her services across the globe.

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