Jumbo expands heavy-lift fleet

Jumbo Shipping has commissioned the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, to construct a new heavy-lift vessel.

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands -- Jumbo Shipping has commissioned the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, to construct a new heavy-lift vessel.

This will be 152.6 m (500 ft) long with a beam of 27.40 m (90 ft), and will be equipped with two 1,100-metric ton (1,212-ton) cranes providing 27.5 m (90.2 ft) outreach. In tandem the cranes will be able to lift up to 2,200 mt (2,425 t).

For offshore operations, the vessel will be prepared for DP-2 installations, and it will be built to ice class to allow it to work in Arctic regions.

Jumbo expects to take delivery in March 2013, with the vessel being operational three months later. It has an option to build a second vessel at the Brodosplit yard.

The investment will expand Jumbo’s fleet of heavy lift vessels to 13, with lifting capacity in the range of 500-2,200 tons.

07/14/2011

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