Jumbo opts for dual-fuel heavylift crane vessel

European heavylift giant Jumbo has signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings to build a revolutionary ship.

Jumbo has penned a deal for a new dual-fuel DP2 heavylift crane vessel (HLCV), featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. The ship has been designed in association with Ulstein.

The ship will deliver in the first quarter of 2020.

“Despite the current offshore climate, we are committing to this industry long term,” said Michael Kahn, managing director of Jumbo.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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