Jumbo Jubilee Delivered
On June 8 the protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed between Jumbo and Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. This means Jumbo is now the owner of the MV Jumbo Jubilee. After final outfitting and voyage preparation the vessel will leave Galati at the end of this week. As the Jumbo Jubilee is the fourth J1800-class vessel, her first destination is the quayside at Huisman Equipment in Schiedam, the Netherlands. There her two 900mts mast cranes will be installed.
Jumbo Jubilee Launched
On Saturday, the 15th of November, Jumbo’s new J-1800-class heavy lift vessel, MV Jumbo Jubilee, was launched. The event was celebrated at the Damen shipyard Galatz, Romania, where a crowd watched as the brand new ship was floated and moved from the building dock to the quay, were she will be completed in the coming months. Delivery is expected spring 2009. The Jumbo Jubilee, being the last of a series of four ships, features only minor improvements in its design. She was named in honor of 2008…
Jumbo Jubilee Discharges 700T Spud Cans
Jumbo Shipping’s latest vessel, HLV Jumbo Jubilee, has completed the loading, transport and discharge of four 700 tons spud cans from Dubai (UAE) to Arendal (Norway). The spud cans were discharged into the water and handed over to two tugboats, which brought them to the quay for further handling by Master Marine ASA. To handle the 700 t spud cans, each with a diameter of 70 ft and a height of 26 ft, Jumbo used a project-specific shackle. Jumbo’s standard onboard lifting gear includes 500 t shackles. The new shackle, weighing 1.5 t, can carry loads up to 1,000 t. After loading and transporting the spud cans from Dubai to Arendal, they were safely discharged one by one in single lifts, with the crew carefully ballasting both the ship and the spud cans.
Jumbo Completes Transports for KNPC
Jumbo Shipping has completed its eight-month heavy lift transport contract for client KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Company). The contract involved the transport of 37 reactors, separators and coke drums for KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project expansion. Jumbo’s Total Transport Solution included shipping and barging operations, as well as land transport. From October 2010 until June 2011, Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Vessels Jumbo Jubilee and Fairpartner and its flat-top barge JB-2 transported heavy refinery equipment from Hazira, India and Porto Marghera, Italy to the storage area in the Port of Shuaiba in Kuwait. Weights varied from 280 t coke drums up to 1595 t reactors, with the largest reactor measuring 42 x 8.5 x 7.5 m.
Jumbo Jubilee Maiden Voyage
Jumbo Shipping’s latest newbuild, HLV Jumbo Jubilee, completed its maiden voyage after successfully loading, transporting and installing two 1250 t shiploaders for FL Smidth in challenging circumstances. The Jumbo Jubilee started her first voyage from her home port Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She set sail for Vitória, Brazil, where two shiploaders were waiting, each with a processing capacity of 16,000 t iron ore per hour. With ample clearance between crane jib and cargo and enough lifting height to clear the conveyor belt at the centre of the pier, the loading operation was relatively easy.
New Heavy Lift Record for Jumbo Jubilee
On Saturday the 22nd of August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by MV Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water in tandem by the two 900t mast cranes. A load of 1,980 tonnes, 10% on top of the combined safe working load (SWL) of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance. During the test it appeared that the testload had a record breaking weight of 1,992 tonnes: the heaviest load ever lifted by a heavy lift transport ship.
Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Crane Vessel Repaired
A three-week repair project on the Jumbo Javelin, a DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel owned and operated by Jumbo, has been completed Damen Shiprepair Van Brink Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The major aspect of the repair was the replacement of the frames of 15 box coolers. To minimize the time spent in dock, 12 of these were prefabricated prior to the Jumbo Javelin arriving at Van Brink, and the remaining three were built during the docking period. The majority of the steel work was performed by Damen Group company and steel specialist Niron Staal Amsterdam.
Jumbo Orders LNG-powered Heavy Lift Ship
Dutch transportation and installation contractor Jumbo said it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the construction of a new heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV) scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. The DP2 vessel will feature dual fuel engines capable of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG), and will be built to serve the offshore wind and the offshore oil and gas industries. “Despite the current offshore climate, we are committing to this industry long term,” said Jumbo managing director, Michael Kahn.
Carnival’s Jubilee to be Transferred to P&O Cruises
At its annual general meeting for shareholders held in Southampton, England, Carnival Corporation & plc announced that Carnival Cruise Lines' 1,486-passenger Jubilee will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in fall 2004, more than doubling the size of the brand's operations in the region. The 47,262-ton Jubilee, which will be renamed, will be the largest cruise ship based year-round in Australia. fun, easygoing holiday experience to their passengers. part of the year, opening up a new market for P&O Cruises Australia. further growth of this market. year. characteristics of a typical P&O Cruises Australian fun ship. synergies that exist within the various Carnival Corp. & plc brands. the group," said Carnival Corp. & plc Chairman and CEO Micky Arison. begins in November.
Man Injures Eye on Carnival Jubilee
The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured man from the cruise ship Carnival Jubilee early this morning about 120 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. A 25-year-old Indonesian man caught a cork with his eye after a semi-successful attempt at opening a champagne bottle. With the injured eye bleeding and unresponsive, Jubilee contacted the Coast Guard at about 11 p.m. for assistance. In response, Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, which transported the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The Coast Guard recommends all people use caution and aim corks away from eyes when opening high-pressure bottles.
News: "World's Largest" Heavy Lift Ship Enters Service
Heavy lift specialist Jumbo enters its heavy lift vessel MV "Jumbo Javelin" newbuild into service after having been mated with cranes successfully and passing final sea trials in the North Sea. With its 1,600 tons lift capacity, a hold space of 19,000 cu. m. and a main deck of 2,650 sq. m., MV Jumbo Javelin is without contest the largest heavy lift ship in its class in the world. She is the first in a series of two new ships ordered by Jumbo. MV "Jumbo Javelin" will be joined by its twin sister vessel MV Fairpartner in September. The ships will boost the Jumbo fleet to a total of 12 units. On its commercial maiden voyage Jumbo Javelin will load a combination of power plant material and petrochemical equipment from Dutch and Italian ports for destinations in Bahrain, Qatar and Iran.
Jumbo Heavylift Ship Installs at Offshore Wind Farm
International Cranes & Specialised Transport reports that Netherlands-based heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo used its DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin for the installation of the first transition pieces (TP) for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. The first nine TPs were loaded in Aalborg, Denmark before being transported to the offshore location. There, Jumbo Javelin positioned itself using its ultra-deepwater (DP) system and lifted the TPs onto the pre-installed monopiles. After levelling the TPs to their final position, grouting began. The Jumbo Javelin is able to carry nine TPs at a time, each weighing up to 200 tonnes, stowed vertically in the hold of the vessel.
Jumbo Shipping Completes Pearl GTL Project
Jumbo Shipping has completed a two-year project for the Pearl GTL project of Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. From 2007 to November 2009, 24 reactors of 1,200 tonnes each have been transported to the Port of Ras Laffan. With 28,800 tonnes of heavy metal, Jumbo Logistics and Jumbo Shipping made a solid contribution to the Pearl GTL project. Jumbo’s HLV Fairpartner transported 12, German-built, reactors from Rotterdam. Jumbo Logistics was contracted to execute a barging operation for 12 of the reactors, starting at the fabrication site in Hamriyah (U.A.E.).
Jumbo Offshore Completes Wind Farm Project
Jumbo Offshore has completed its TP-installation project for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK’s south-east coast. For client Fluor, Jumbo’s DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel Jumbo Javelin installed 131 TP’s (out of 140 in the field) with a record-breaking installation speed of more than one TP per day. The job included leveling and grouting operations and was done without any serious accidents or incidents. This is the first time that TP’s have been transported and installed using a free floating vessel on Dynamic Position.
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. • Jumbo’s heavy lift vessel Fairplayer will assist Technip’s deepwater pipelay construction vessel Deep Blue with the installation of five Buoyancy Cans and Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHRs).
Open House Welcomes Puyallup
An open house was held on sleek Jumbo Mark II ferry Puyallup, to welcome it to its new home, the Edmonds/Kingston route. Later in the month, it was down to business as Puyallup began ferrying cars and passengers across the busy crossing. The arrival of Puyallup marks the culmination of a long process to bring more ferry capacity to the Edmonds/Kingston route. The building of three new Jumbo Mark II ferries - Wenatchee, Tacoma and Puyallup - has enabled the ferry system to move the original Jumbo ferries (Spokane and Walla Walla) to Edmonds/Kingston. Now, a Jumbo and Jumbo Mark II are assigned to the route, which is the second busiest in the ferry system in terms of total riders, behind Seattle/Bainbridge Island.
China Shipping-Jumbo Heavy Lift Open China Office
China Shipping-Jumbo Heavy Lift Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Jumbo Shipping and China Shipping, has opened a Representative Office in Beijing, China, Together with its office in Shanghai, which was set up in 2002, Jumbo aims to further strengthen its position in the Chinese project and heavy lift market. Mr. Simon Jiang, with more than 10 years of experience as Chartering and Sales Manager in worldwide shipping, has been www.jumboshipping.com
Jumbo Offshore Installs Offshore Wind Equipment
Jumbo Offshore’s crew, engineers and subcontractors have successfully completed the first leg of their current Transition Piece (TP) installation project. Jumbo’s DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin installed the TP’s, the first 18 of a series of approx. 110, within schedule. The work for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK’s south-east coast, will take up the better part of the rest of the year. This is the first time that TP’s have been transported and installed using a free floating vessel on DP.
“World’s Largest” Heavy Lift Ship Enters Service
Heavy lift specialist Jumbo enters its heavy lift vessel MV “Jumbo Javelin” newbuild into service this week after having been mated with cranes successfully and passing final sea trials in the North Sea. With its 1,600 tons lift capacity, a hold space of 19,000 cu. m. and a main deck of 2,650 sq. m., MV Jumbo Javelin is without contest the largest heavy lift ship in its class in the world. She is the first in a series of two new ships ordered by Jumbo. MV “Jumbo Javelin” will be joined by its twin sister vessel MV Fairpartner in September.
Tight stow for the Jumbo Javelin
Jumbo recently transported two huge Ship-to-Shore Kalmar cranes, combined with a total of 7 knocked down RTG’s from Taicang, China to Cartagena, Colombia for its client Cargotec. Since the STS cranes were too big to handle in their fully assembled shape, both cranes were shipped in (still respectable) parts to fit Jumbo Javelin’s deck and cargo hold. Because of the enormous width, height and weight of the cranes and in order to remain within all safety margins during the long sea voyage, special support and sea fastening structures were engineered by Jumbo together with the client. The crane structures, weighing up to 1,000 tonnes per piece, reached 80 m above deck and protruded 30 m on starboard side of the vessel.
Jumbo Javelin Transports Pair of Massive Cranes
Jumbo transported two huge Ship-to-Shore Kalmar cranes, combined with a total of 7 knocked down RTG’s from Taicang, China to Cartagena, Colombia for its client Cargotec. Since the STS cranes were too big to handle in their fully assembled shape, both cranes were shipped in (still respectable) parts to fit Jumbo Javelin’s deck and cargo hold. Because of the enormous width, height and weight of the cranes and in order to remain within all safety margins during the long sea voyage, special support and sea fastening structures were engineered by Jumbo together with the client. The crane structures, weighing up to 1,000 t per piece, reached 80 m above deck and protruded 30 m on starboard side of the vessel.
Jumbo Wins EnQuest Offshore Contract
Jumbo has been awarded a North Sea FPSO mooring, installation and hook-up contract by EnQuest. EnQuest is redeveloping the Ardmore and Duncan fields as Alma and Galia respectively. The project scope is the mooring spread installation and FPSO tow out and hook up. This will be the first offshore project in which Jumbo will act as the main contractor and not as a subcontractor. EnQuest is redeveloping the Alma and Galia fields, located in Blocks 30/24, 30/25 and 30/29, 310km south-east of Aberdeen in the UK North Sea.
Offshore Wind Farm: Foundation Installed at Anholt, Denmark
Jumbo’s DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin has successfully installed the first Transition Pieces (TPs) for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. The operation was performed as planned with respect to every detail: transport, installation, accessibility of the TP, grouting and safety. Once again Jumbo proved to have an efficient concept for the transport and installation of wind farm foundations with the use of only one free floating vessel on DP. After loading the first nine Transition Pieces in Aalborg, Denmark, they were transported to the offshore location.