BigLift orders another heavylift vessel

BigLift orders another heavylift vessel

BigLift Shipping has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel at Ouhua Shipbuilding in Zhoushan, China. The contract price was not disclosed.

Happy Sun is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018, the Netherlands-based shipowner said.

The 18,374-dwt vessel will feature two 900-tonne Huisman heavy-lift mast cranes and a tween deck that will be adjustable in height.

“Her length and the forward position of her superstructure will offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. She will be fitted with pontoon-type hatch covers and a large poop deck, which will make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage,” BigLift said.

The 156-metre-long Happy Sun will expand BigLift’s fleet to 16 “state-of-the-art” heavy-lift vessels, each with a lifting capacity of up to 1,800 tonnes.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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