With immediate effect, United Heavy Lift GmbH (UHL) Hamburg takes over a modern Heavy Lift fleet of nine eco-friendly F900 newbuildings.
“Our mission is to expand our company’s position as front-runners for an eco-friendly Heavy Lift shipping industry. The fleet of nine newbuilding F900 vessels is a perfect match for our sustainability policy. Reducing the overall carbon footprint of our fleet while expanding the number of our vessel available to our customers, is our goal. The carbon emission of the eco-friendly F900 vessels is 30- 50% lower compared to the existing Heavy Lift fleet in the market.” States Mr. Rolner.
The nine F900s are a perfect match to the growth strategy of the group. The current newbuilding program focuses on advanced and most modern propulsion systems thus the group strives to be a market leader with regards to a reduction of carbon emission.
In addition, the F900 vessels’ dimensions perfectly complement our innovative and tailor-made heavy lift transport solutions. The vessels have a crane capacity of 900 Mtons, hold 105.45m x 20 m, height of hold 14.25 meters, and deck 125m x 25 m. We are very pleased being able to service our customers with innovative answers for challenging projects.”
UHL has been expanding their global network, having recently opened offices in Japan, Malaysia and Norway. Soon USA will be added to the global network of UHL offices and agents. Further MV “Zea Mahawali”, MV “Zea Kelani” have been taken over, the vessels will be renamed MV “Veronica” and MV “Valentina”. Both vessels will be entering into the West Africa service UHL is operating together with Company’s partners Marguesa. MV “Spring” will be taken over in February and further enlarging UHL heavy lift fleet.
The past half year, UHL has expanded Company’s market presence by establishing offices in Kuala Lumpur and Bergen, Tokyo and Houston will be following in February and March. The expansion is made in joint venture with Ocean 7 and the offices will be operating under the name United O7.
Further UHL commercial and operations teams have been strengthened with well-known and experienced people from the shipping industry. Company’s engineering arm, United Engineering Solutions GmbH counts 51 engineers and Captains, who bring the right technical solutions for UHL clients. They design and build lifting appliances, load spreading equipment, grillages and ensure that high level of technical solutions are implemented for each individual transport.