Sembcorp Marine to build giant crane vessel for Heerema

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Heerema Offshore Services has awarded Sembcorp Marine (SCM) a $1-billion engineering and construction contract to build a new DP-3 semisubmersible crane vessel.

This follows a letter-of-intent signed in March by Heerema and SCM’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard.

The vessel, due to be delivered late in 2018, will be built at the Sembcorp Marine Tias Boulevard yard. It is designed for installation and decommissioning of large offshore facilities worldwide.

It will feature two Huisman heavy-lift offshore cranes, each with 10,000-metric ton (11,023-ton) lifting capacity, and a large reinforced work deck area.

Dimensions include an overall length of 220 m (722 ft), width of 102 m (334 ft) and a displacement of 273,700 metric tons (301,703 tons), making this the world’s largest dual-fuel semisubmersible crane vessel, SCM claims.

Jan Pieter Klaver, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors, said: “The new vessel’s two tub-mounted cranes and dual fuel engines will enable Heerema Marine Contractors to offer unparalleled installation and decommissioning services.”


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