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    Damen secures order for heavy lift ship to serve offshore industry

    Vessel & ROV News // January 9, 2006

    Jumbo's new heavy lift ship will similar to Jumbo Javelin and Fairpartner.

    Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has been awarded a contract from the Dutch shipowner, Jumbo Navigation, for the construction of a newbuild heavy lift vessel. The contract also includes an option for another, similar vessel, and and both vessels will be very similar to Jumbo Javelin and Fairpartner, which were delivered by Damen to Jumbo in 2004.
    The vessel was ordered as a result of the growing demand in the oil and gas industry, and will be used to transport and discharge heavy objects via a lift on/lift off method by means of two cranes of 800 tons each. 

    The vessel will have a length of 144.57m, beam of 26.50m and depth of 14.10m. The design draft will be 6.50m, and maximum draft 8.10m, with corresponding deadweights of approximately 8,200 and 13,000 tonnes. Propulsion is by means of  two 4,500kW diesel engines driving two controllable propellers, giving the ship a speed of approximately 17.5 knots. Two tunnel thrusters of 1,450kW each and one retractable thruster (1,700 kW) will provide the necessary side thrust for manoeuvring, station keeping and DP operations. Classification includes DP 2 notation from Lloyds Register of Shipping. 

    The vessel will be built and delivered by Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, and delivery is scheduled for February 2008.


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