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    Jumbo details latest heavylift ships

    Vessel & ROV News // July 27, 2001
    Jumbo Shipping's Marketing and Communication Manager Bert de Wolff says the depressed trend in the heavy lift project market continued, but the company is optimistic about the next few years, and is heavily involved in newbuilding projects.

    The first of the new H-class series Jumbo Vision was taken into service last April and sister vessel Fairlane is due to be commissioned by next February.

    "Both these vessels are based on the proven E-class design, used for Jumbo's Daniella, Stellaprima and Fairlift. The 7,350dwt Jumbo Vision and Fairlane are fitted with two cranes, each with a 400 tonnes lift capacity, or 800 tonnes when used in tandem,"de Wolff explained.

    "In addition, Jumbo has ordered two J-1600 class super heavy lift ships, which will be built by the Damen Shipyard Group, based in the Netherlands. These vessels will feature two 800 tonnes cranes, with a combined lift capacity of 1,600 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 35m."

    While the J-1600 Class are significantly larger than Jumbo's current fleet, these vessels will still have a draft of just 6.5m. This will enable Jumbo to retain the flexible, small port operational capability it is renowned for. The newbuildings will bedelivered in 2003 and, together with the H-class Jumbo Vision and Fairlane, they will double Jumbo's transportation capacity."

    The J-1600 class vessels are extremely versatile. The deckhouse and bridge are placed forward and only extend across half the deck-width. This solution maximises the vessel's longitudinal deck space, allowing for the comfortable accommodation of reactorcolumns, which often exceed 150m in length. For highly efficient general cargo handling, the main hoists are supplemented with a range of handling systems.

    With an overall length of 143m, the main deck is completely flush, with a width of 26.5m. The deck can also accommodate wide modules; its width can be extended to 39.3m using "fly-decks". For an optimum underdeck stowage configuration, each tweendeck pontoon is variable in height and standard underdeck height can be extended from 12.5m to 15m. Two main engines, rated at 4,320kW, provide for speeds of up to 17.5kt.

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