Jumbo, the heavy lift specialist, signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for detailed engineering and construction of an LNG-fueled DP2 heavy lift crane vessel.

It is estimated that the vessel will be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, Jumbo said in a statement on Friday.

Jumbo, CMIH ink deal to build LNG-fueled crane vessel
Image courtesy of Jumbo

The newly developed HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions, and the design features dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas.

With a vessel length of 185 meters and a width of 36 meters, the HLCV will be the world’s largest vessel featuring the X-Bpw, inverted bow concept.

The vessel will further be equipped with two offshore mast cranes with a lifting capacity 2,200 and 400 tons respectively with water depth ratings of 3,000 meters each.

Jumbo noted the vessel will be deployed for installation of wind turbine foundations, installation/decommissioning of fixed oil and gas facilities in shallow waters, installation of moorings systems and floating structures in deeper waters and installation of subsea structures, foundations and tie-backs.

Source: LNGWorldNews