BREMEN, Germany – Harren & Partner has acquired the offshore construction vessel MV Blue Giant from the English operator, OIG Group.
The company’s Offshore Department, headed by Robert Fowler, will be responsible for managing the vessel.
Dr. Martin Harren, managing director of Harren & Partner, said: “Blue Giant is a cutting-edge vessel which represents an important enhancement of our diversified H&P fleet. It extends our scope of action to provide our customers with comprehensive, yet customized solutions.”
The 19.63-m (64.4-ft) long, 25.4-m (83-ft) wide vessel was built in 2008 at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, northern Germany. After it had completed various offshore and salvage projects in the Gulf of Mexico and close to the US Gulf Coast, OIG bought it in 2011.
Last year, it was used for maintenance and repair work on a gas platform during the summer months in the Pechora Sea, off northern Russia.
Features include a combined crane capacity of up to 700 tons with one height extended crane up to 60 m (197 ft), a cabin block which can accommodate up to 200 people, a moonpool, a helideck and a fire fighting system that can reach 180 m (590 ft).
It will now undergo a 10-year class renewal in Bremerhaven.