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 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.
MV Fairlane Completes Heavy Lift Project
In the Exmouth sub-basin, offshore Northwest Australia, Apache Energy ltd. is developing the Van Gogh oilfield on behalf of a joint venture of the same name. As part of the Vincent field, it lies in water depths of 1,115.5 to 1,214 ft. An FPSO will be used for production and storage of the oil. The FPSO will be moored to a disconnectable turret-mooring (DTM) buoy, moored to the seabed with nine anchors. Flexible flowlines, which connect to two subsea manifolds and the production wellheads, will be attached to the buoy.