Dockwise takes delivery of second of series of six semi-submersible heavy lift vesselsVessel & ROV News // January 3, 2008
Following the delivery of Transporter in May 2007, heavy lift vessel Target, one of the former Sealift vessels, has recently joined the fleet of Dockwise Transport BV, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd.
Target is the second of six single hull tankers to be converted into heavy lift vessels.
"These six vessels, of which the last is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2008, will enable Dockwise to optimize strategic deployment of its 22-vessel fleet to best serve the various markets," said the company.
After successfully completing the submerging test and sea trials, the vessel was delivered to her owners on December 24th, 2007. The heavy transport vessel is designed to transport complex, high-value cargo and has a carrying capacity in excess of 35,000 tons.
With an unobstructed deck area measuring 44.5m x 130m,
the vessel is well suited to carrying semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units, as well as offshore structures.
The vessel was converted at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China. The entire mid-section is newly constructed and fitted to the bow and aft part of the single-hull tanker. As a result, the classification authorities consider the vessel to have an
economic life of around ten years, resulting in a remaining economic life of 20 years.
To ensure the most effective way of operating the vessel, Dockwise has appointed Anglo-Eastern Ship Management to provide technical and crew management.