Spliethoff takes delivery of Brouwersgracht, its first DP2 B-type MPP vessel
Spliethoff has taken delivery of Brouwersgracht, the first of two Spliethoff DP2 B-type vessels, the next generation offshore supply vessels with a number of versatile characteristics. The vessel, equipped with two Huisman 500 mt Heavy Lift Mast cranes, making it also suitable for heavy lift transportation and offshore installation, has been handed over from Fuzhou Mawei shipyard. Sister vessel Bloemgracht will be delivered in about three months’ time.
These vessels combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2 station keeping ability, making them ideal for supplying large volumes and weights of cargo directly offshore. To obtain fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes both on and offshore, the vessels are equipped with a removable automated pipe handling gantry crane.
To meet the strict regulations regarding SOx and NOx emissions, the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR-systems. This, combined with the fuel-efficient character of the vessels, make them environmentally friendly, fitting well in Spliethoff Group’s continuous drive for greener operations.
With 12,500 mt deadweight, an open top notation, two tween deck levels and some 5,900 square metres of total deck space, the large underdeck intake of a general cargo vessel and the station-keeping capabilities of a supply vessel are combined in these two unrivalled ships.
Brouwersgracht and Bloemgracht are already booked for their first challenging pipe supply and offshore installation jobs until April 2024, giving them the chance to do what they are designed for right from the start.
Both vessels will be technically and commercially operated by Spliethoff Group sister companies Spliethoff and BigLift Shipping, providing customers with engineered and tailor-made solutions in the various project phases.