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SPLIETHOFF CUTS STEEL FOR DP2 B-TYPE VESSELS

SPLIETHOFF CUTS STEEL FOR DP2 B-TYPE VESSELS

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 

The first steel has been cut for a pair of DP2 B-Type vessels, to be named 'Brouwersgracht' and 'Bloemgracht', under construction at the Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou, China, for Dutch company Spliethoff.

The vessels combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2, station-keeping ability of up to Bft 6, making them suitable for supplying large volumes and heavy cargo directly offshore. To obtain the fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes, both on and offshore, the vessel has a removable, automated, pipe-handling gantry crane installed.

The B-Type is equipped with two Huisman 500t Heavy Lift Mast cranes, making it suitable for both heavy lift transportation and offshore installation. To fit in with Spliethoff’s continuous drive for greener operations, the vessel design is fuel-efficient and the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems.

At 12,500 dwt, with an open top notation, two tween deck levels and 5,900m2 of total deck space, the intake of the B-Type is significantly higher than existing offshore supply vessels. The ships are scheduled for delivery in June and July 2022.

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