Jumbo has today 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).
The HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions. Delivery is estimated in the first quarter of 2020.
Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency are important to Jumbo. These elements have been factored into this optimised HLCV 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 185 metres and a width of 36 metres the HLCV will be the world’s largest X-BOW vessel.
The HLCV will be further equipped with two offshore mast cranes with a lifting capacity of 2,200 and 400 tonnes respectively and with water depth ratings of 3,000m each. These cranes, designed and constructed by Huisman Equipment, will enable Jumbo to meet customer demands for lifting capacities beyond what Jumbo’s offshore division can offer today. The new HLCV will also be equipped with a moon pool and is flex-lay prepared.