New LNG-Powered DP2 HLCV for Jumbo
Jumbo has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) estimated to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. The concept and basic design was awarded to Ulstein Design & Solutions. In close cooperation with Jumbo, the new design is developed as a customised version of the ULSTEIN HX104 design. With a length of 185m and a width of 36m, the vessel will be the largest X-BOW vessel to date. Equipped with two Huisman mast cranes of 2,200t and 400t respectively and with water depth ratings of 3,000m each, it will be capable to serve both the offshore wind and the offshore oil and gas industry. To minimise the environmental footprint, the vessel features dual fuel engines, enabling to operate on LNG. The new HLCV will also be equipped with a moon pool and is flex-lay prepared.
Michael Kahn, Managing Director of Jumbo says:
“Despite the current offshore climate, we are committing to this industry long term. Signing this Letter of Intent alongside CMIH, with their partnering mentality, is a key milestone for Jumbo’s offshore division to further step-up, scale-up and diversify into the global offshore energy market.” “We are proud that Jumbo has entrusted us to design their new offshore asset. Especially as the contract award resulted from a design competition,” says Edwin van Leeuwen, Managing Director at Ulstein Design & Solutions. “The lay-out of the vessel with the X-BOW hull, results in a very cost efficient, safe and comfortable ship with excellent operational uptime and transit speed.”