The first steel of the OHT semisubmersible heavy lift crane vessel was cut on 1 March at the CMHI yard in China.
The Ulstein designed vessel is developed for operations in the offshore renewables and installation market. The vessel has the ability to perform heavy lift crane operations with the main deck submerged.
According to the Norway based shipowner Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), they are increasing their capabilities to become a full transport and installation contractor with the addition of the new heavy lift crane installation vessel to their fleet.
The vessel is currently under construction at China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) and will be available for construction and installation activities from early 2021.