Spliethoff's Brouwersgracht moves to outfitting quay

Spliethoff’s Brouwersgracht moves to outfitting quay

Photo source: Spliethoff

Following recent installation of the Huisman heavy lift mast cranes, Spliethoff’s newbuild heavy lift vessel Brouwersgracht was launched from dry dock at the Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou, China. 

The two HLMCs installed on Spliethoff’s newbuild heavy lift vessel Brouwersgracht have a lifting capacity of 500 mt each, making the vessel suitable for both heavy lift transportation and offshore installation. Huisman mast crane designs are characterised by their low weight, high capacity, optimisation of free deck space and vessel stability during (off)loading.

Brouwersgracht has now been moved to the outfitting quay where the production will continue towards trials and delivery later this year. At the same time, Brouwersgracht’s sister vessel Bloemgracht was floated, Spliethoff said.

These two state-of-the-art DP2 B-type vessels, equipped with two Huisman HLMCs, combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2, station-keeping ability of up to Bft 6, making them ideal for supplying large volumes and heavy cargo directly offshore.

The vessels are designed by Conoship and will be able to carry 12,500 tonnes of cargo, have an open-top notation and a total of 5,900 square meters of available deck space.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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