Jumbo appoints Huisman for pioneering offshore mast cranes
Jumbo recently made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment BV 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.
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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 Active Heave Compensation (AHC) auxiliary block of 600mt with a depth rating of 3,000 metres.
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. This crane, positioned to easily service the moon pool, will also have a depth rating of 3,000 metres and will be equipped with a man-riding whip hoist. These cutting edge cranes will enable Jumbo to meet customer demands for lifting capacities beyond what Jumbo’s offshore division can offer today.
Michael Kahn, Managing Director of Jumbo says:
"This year Jumbo is proud to celebrate 50 years in business. This also marks the continuation of our long lasting relationship with our partners in Huisman. Our new HLCV, equipped with these cutting edge cranes, enables Jumbo to further step-up, scale-up and diversify into the global offshore energy market.”
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This 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 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.