Spliethoff orders new transport and installation vessels
PRESS RELEASE – Spliethoff has recently signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels. The versatile characteristics of Spliethoff’s new B-Type make this vessel unique in the market, the company states.
The ship combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2 station-keeping ability in winds of up to Beaufort 6, making it ideal for supplying large volumes and heavy cargo directly offshore. To obtain fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes, both on and offshore, the vessel has a removable, automated, pipe-handling gantry crane installed.
The B-Type is also equipped with two Huisman 500 tons heavy-lift mast cranes, making her suitable for both heavy lift transportation and offshore installation. The vessel design is fuel-efficient and the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems.
With 12,500 tons deadweight, an open-top notation, more than 2,875 m2 of cargo deck space and 5,700 m2 of total deck space, the intake of the B-Type is significantly higher than existing offshore supply vessels. The first two B-Type vessels are expected to be delivered in the autumn of 2021.