Jumbo Appoints Huisman for Offshore Mast Cranes
Jumbo recently made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment for the provision of the design and construction of two offshore mast cranes for their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.
The main crane of the HLVC will have a 2,500t capacity. Furthermore, Jumbo has opted for a triple hoist to allow for complex upending operations and also chose for an AHC auxiliary block of 600mt with a depth rating of 3,000m. The second subsea crane will have capacity for 400t with an AHC main hoist to control the position of a load relative to the seabed. This crane, positioned to easily service the moon pool, will also have a depth rating of 3,000m and will be equipped with a man-riding whip hoist. The cranes will enable Jumbo to meet customer demands for lifting capacities beyond what Jumbo’s offshore division can offer today.
The optimised HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions to combine economic and technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety. Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency have also been factored into the design where the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG). The hull will be outfitted with a state of the art X-BOW enabling a significantly more consistent transit speed and offshore workability in severe weather conditions. With a vessel length of 185m and a width of 36m the HLCV will be the world’s largest X-BOW vessel.