FKAB China has secured a design order from ZPMC’s Shipping arm for conversion of a 15 years old afrmax tanker to semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.
After conversion the heavy lift vessel will be able to transport container cranes, offshore rigs and other heavy cargoes. Cargo can be loaded/unloaded by roll-on/roll-off or floating on/floating off. Total cargo deck area of about 170m x 42m, can be submerged 9m below waterline.
The conversion will be carried out in a repairing shipyard in Shanghai area.
FKAB China will be responsible for conversion design including concept design and basic class drawings.
FKAB, January 31, 2014