The owner of Sleipnir, a new-generation semi-submersible crane vessel with a pair of revolving cranes that can lift 20,000 tonnes in tandem, says it sees opportunities for the vessel in the offshore wind and oil and gas sectors.
Newly-completed at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard for owner Heerema Marine Contractors, the semi-submersible crane vessel has a 220 m by 102 m reinforced deck area, making it the largest crane vessel built to date. It can also accommodate 400 people.
Developed to install and remove jackets, topsides, deepwater foundations, moorings and other offshore structures, Sleipnir is an environmentally friendly vessel with dual-fuel engines running on marine gas oil and liquefied natural gas.
Heerema has already secured contracts to use the vessel in a number of projects, among them transporting and installing the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha HVAC platform off the Dutch coast. “In the offshore wind sector, Heerema sees a significant growth in the size of wind turbines and foundations,” said the company.
The vessel will leave for sea trials shortly and is scheduled for delivery to Heerema soon afterwards.