SLIEDRECHT, Netherlands -- IHC Merwede has launched the heavy-lift vessel Oleg Strashnov for Seaway Heavy Lifting. The vessel is designed for platform installation and removal, subsea construction, and special projects.
The deckhouse of the vessel was transported to the yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in two parts. The whole deckhouse was then lifted on the vessel, after which the helicopter landing platform was placed on top of the bridge complex.
With 5,000-metric ton (5,512-ton) crane capacity, the vessel is the largest mono hull heavy-lift vessel in the world and is the largest vessel ever built by IHC Merwede, the company says.