Jumbo commits to multi-purpose offshore construction vessel
Jumbo has signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings.
SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – Jumbo has signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings.
The company developed the HLCV’s design with Ulstein Design and Solutions.
The 185-m (607-ft) long, 36-m (118-ft) wide vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines, with the capability to run on natural gas (LNG).
It will also be the world’s largest X-BOW 9 (hull-shape) vessel, Jumbo claimed, with the X-BOW shape optimized to provide a more consistent transit speed and better offshore workability in severe weather conditions.
Onboard facilities will include two offshore mast cranes with a respective lifting capacity of 2,200 and 400 metric tons (2,425 and 441 tons) and deployable in water depths of up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft). Both will be designed and constructed by Huisman Equipment.
Other features are a moonpool and flex-lay capability.
The company plans to offer the HLCV for:
- Installation/decommissioning of fixed oil and gas facilities in shallow waters
- Installation of moorings systems and floating structures in deeper waters
- Installation of subsea structures, foundations and (flex-lay) tiebacks
- Installation of wind turbine foundations.