Jumbo, a Netherlands-based global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new dual-fuel DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV).
The newly developed HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions B.V. of Rotterdam. Jumbo’s Basis of Design, to combine economic and technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety features, successfully led to the design of this innovative vessel.
Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency are important to Jumbo. These elements have been factored into this optimised HLCV design where the vessel will be powered by dual-fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG).
The hull will be outfitted with a state of the art X-BOW enabling a significantly more consistent transit speed and offshore workability in severe weather conditions. With a vessel length of 185 metres and a width of 36 metres the HLCV will be the world’s largest X-BOW vessel.
With this vessel, Jumbo will service the new economic era of the global offshore energy industry by providing smarter and more cost efficient solutions to the following markets. Delivery is estimated for the first quarter of 2020.
CMIH owns three shipyards for offshore vessel building, repair and conversion. Its main business is construction, repair and conversion of all kinds of offshore equipments and specialized vessels.