Lloyd’s Register (LR) has won a contract to class the world’s largest heavy lift crane vessel (NSCV) for Heerema Group.
The dual-fuel LNG and marine gas oil (MGO) vessel will be constructed at the Sembcorp ‘Mega yard’ in Singapore. It is due to be delivered in 4Q18.
It follows another significant Heerema project, the delivery of the LR-classed Aegir deepwater construction vessel (DCV) in 2013.
Heerema will include an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and boast a full complement of LR’s ECO notations including NOx Tier III compliance, LNG propulsion and compliance with the ballast water management convention (BWMC) to ensure efficient operation in some of the world’s most sensitive environmental areas.
The vessel will also have dynamic positioning capabilities in excess of the DP (AAA) standard along with compliance with a range of coastal state requirements including Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), UK and USCG requirements, which means it will be capable of deep and ultra-deep sea operations on a global scale.
Jan-Pieter Klaver, CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors, said: “Our contract with Jurong Shipyard represents the next critical step in our plans to introduce the NSCV to the market. The fact that we decided to press on with our plans in these times of low oil prices, shows our belief in the offshore oil and gas industry and demonstrates our continued commitment to offer unparalleled installation services to the industry.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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