BigLift to expand heavy-lift vessel fleet
BigLift Shipping has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel.
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands– BigLift Shipping has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel, to be named Happy Sun.
The newbuild vessel will be built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in Zhoushan, China, and will be identical to BigLift’sHappy Star heavy-lift vessel. Delivery is expected in 1Q 2018.
Happy Sunwill be 156-m (512-ft) long, with a 29-m (95-ft) deck, and 18,374 metric ton deadweight. It will feature two 900-metric ton (992-ton) Huisman heavy-lift mast cranes and will be fitted with pontoon type hatch covers and a large poop deck which will make its full deck area available for cargo stowage.
The Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class vessel’s tween deck will be adjustable in height. It will be allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5 m (25 ft) and the service speed will be 15 knots.
With the new addition, BigLift’s fleet will consist of 16heavy-lift vessels with lifting capacities up to 1,800 metric tons.
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