Croatian-based shipyard Brodosplit, hosted a keel laying ceremony for the second heavy lift vessel ordered by Jumbo Shipping, a leading Dutch heavy lift company.
Construction of this type of vessels is the most complex project ever performed in Croatia.
The heavy lift vessels with 152m in length, 27m in width and 14.000t of deadweight at draft of 8.1m, will be equipped with two engines of 4500 kW at 750 rev/min, enabling them to develop maximum speed of 17 knots.
They will be equipped with two cranes each, with a total lifting capacity per vessel of over 3000t max, which would make them the biggest units in Jumbo’s fleet.
The ships are being built in Lloyd’s Register class. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for the first half of 2013, and the second will be delivered by the end of 2013.
World Maritime News Staff, November 29, 2012; Image: Brodosplit