RMS Projects expands footprint, lines up 10 MPP newbuilds

RMS Projects expands footprint, lines up 10 MPP newbuilds

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RMS Projects has taken steps towards expanding its operational footprint by partnering with J. Poulsen Shipping and ordering up to ten newbuild multipurpose vessels. 

As of July 1. RMS Projects, formerly known as Arkon Shipping & Projects, has entered into a cooperation with J. Poulsen Shipping, and the first step for the company is to establish a representatives office at the J. Poulsen premises in Korsør, Denmark.

Mads Bo Jørgensen and Anders Poulsen will become members of the RMS Project chartering team, working from Korsør. The new colleagues will support the RMS Projects Central Chartering Desk, the Tonnage Desk as well as other ongoing projects.

Through this cooperation RMS Projects is responding to the steadily growing business. The Poulsen owned MV Thunder Bird, 7600 dwt MPP/HLV with 2 x 250mt cranes will join the RMS Projects fleet. The existing fleet consists out of 24 vessels ranging from 7.600 dwt to 14,000 dwt with combined lifting capacities from 400mt up to 800mt swl.

The company has already made a step towards expanding the fleet with a series of up to ten MPP/HLV newbuilds that will be constructed by China International Marine Containers (CIMC).

The first six units will be delivered in 2024. The vessels are 14,000 dwt, bridge fore, fitted with two 250 mt cranes combinable to 500 mt.

The vessels will go under the DNV class with 1A Iceclass and “hatchless” notation. Having  one hold/ one hatch of 91,80 x 19,80 metres (lower hold) and 114,10 x 19,80 metres (tween deck) and a clear deck area of 125,40 x 25,60 metres, the vessels are optimised for the carriage of OOG and  project cargo for on- and offshore industry.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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