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.