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Jumbo Reveils Name of New HLCV

 Jumbo has announced the winner of the competition to name their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV), scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. Last month, the company launched an internal naming competition.

Every employee from around the world could submit up to three vessel name entries. Having received over 250 entries, Michael Kahn, Managing Director at Jumbo Offshore, and a competition committee made a top 3 list and then decided on the winning name: Stella Synergy.

Mr Kahn says: “Stella Synergy is a beautiful name that captures the many elements of the Jumbo spirit. It symbolises Jumbo 50 years ago, when we started as pioneers in the heavy lift industry with our first Stella vessel. It also symbolises the complementary relationship between today’s shipping and offshore divisions, as well as the cooperation of the two families, namely Borchard and Kahn. Most of all, Stella Synergy symbolises what we strive to achieve when we work together with our clients and as a team.‘’

The winning name was entered by Jiovanni Pardillo, who has worked with Jumbo as an AB crew member since 2006. Mr Kahn telephoned Mr Pardillo in the Philippines to congratulate him and to inform him that he will receive a cash prize of EUR 2,500. This figure refers to the 2,500t lifting capacity of the main crane on the new vessel.

The optimised HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions B.V. 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, as the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG).

The main crane of the HLVC will have a 2,500t capacity. Furthermore, Jumbo has opted for a triple hoist to allow for complex suspending operations and also chose for an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) auxiliary block of 600mt with a depth rating of 3,000m. The second subsea crane will have capacity for 400t with an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) main hoist to control the position of a load relative to the seabed.

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.