Keppel to build world’s largest sheerleg floating craneYard News // September 14, 2011
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co Ltd (Keppel Nantong) in China has secured a contract worth S$143 million to build a heavy lift sheerleg crane vessel for Asian Lift Pte Ltd (Asian Lift).
Scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2013, the 5,000 tonne floating crane will be the largest and most versatile heavy lift sheerleg crane vessel of its kind in the world. It will be named Asian Hercules III and will be self-propelled.
On delivery, Asian Hercules III's first assignment will be in Singapore. She will serve the offshore oil and gas as well as marine markets in South East Asia. The vessel will measure 106m long and 52m wide with a hook height of at least 172m.
Mr John Chua, General Manager of Asian Lift, said: "We believe that Asian Hercules III will play an important role in serving the industry where heavy lift activities are essential. South East Asia is an important market, especially with the high volume of offshore and marine projects being contracted here.
"With the weight of modules and other components increasing, Asian Hercules III will be well placed to meet the needs of the market for greater lifting capacity.