Spliethoff Orders Newbuild DP2 B-types
Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group has recently signed a contract with China’s Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels.
The largest shipowner in the Netherlands said the design combines the capacity of a multipurpose vessel with DP2 station-keeping up to Beaufort scale 6, which makes it well suited for supplying heavy cargo directly offshore.
"To obtain the fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes, both on and offshore, the vessel has a removable, automated, pipe-handling gantry crane installed," it said.
The B-Type is also equipped with two Huisman 500 mt Heavy Lift Mast cranes, making her suitable for both heavy lift transportation and offshore installation. To fit in with Spliethoff’s continuous drive for greener operations, the vessel design is fuel-efficient and the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems.
With 12,500 mt deadweight, an open top notation, more than 2,875 m2 of cargo deck space and 5,700 m2 of total deck space, the intake of the B-Type is significantly higher than existing offshore supply vessels.
Spliethoff’s first two B-Type vessels are expected to be delivered in the autumn of 2021 – the year Spliethoff will be celebrating its centenary, the release said.