Bigroll Bering delivered to Bigroll ShippingVessel & ROV News // June 21, 2016
On 17 June 2016 the second MC-class vessel for BigRoll, Bigroll Bering, shipping was handed over by Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co Ltd to her owner. The vessel will immediately enter into a multi-year contract with Yamgaz, the consortium of Technip, JGC Corporation and Chiyoda for module transportation as part of the Yamal LNG project.
The Yamal project is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility deep in the Russian Arctic. The region is completely ice-bound for between seven and nine months each year, and the sun fails to rise above the horizon for up to three months at a time. The vessel has the ability to operate in temperatures as low as - 55 degrees centigrade and has a large unobstructed deck and high service speed.
The first BigRoll vessel, BigRoll Barentsz, was handed over in April this year and has completed her first voyage, serving the Yamgaz consortium. During her maiden voyage she transported Yamal LNG modules directly from the fabrication yard in China to the Yamal project site in Sabetta, Russia.
BigRoll is building a further two MC-class module carriers: BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort. The Finnish Swedish 1A Ice Class MC Class vessels are specifically designed for the marine transportation of major modules and equipment for large energy projects both on and offshore.
Propulsion and Steering Machinery Redundancy (PSMR) class notation in combination with the slender hull ensures reliability, sustainable speeds, short transit times and sound seakeeping behavior. The increased heading control results in lower acceleration forces on the cargo, while the combination of the hull design and propulsion system provides reduced fuel consumption.
The deck of the MC-Class vessels is completely flush, and can therefore be used over the full length and width. The ships also have a large ballast capacity and high deck strength built up on a uniform grid of bulkheads and web frames. They are also fitted with a dynamic positioning capability.