The brandnew 5000 tons sheerlegs ASIAN HERCULES III arriving in Singapore Photo : Capt. Jelle de Vries – Sunshine Offshore services © SOURCE: DMNC
CORRECTION ON YESTERDAYS CLIPPINGS
In Yesterdays newsclippings a photo could be seen of the arrival of the new floating sheerlegs ASIAN HERCULES III in Singapore, I typed by mistake a lifting capacity of 4000 ton , but this has to be 5000 ton
Sorry for the typo error. The sheerlegs is built at , Keppel Nantong which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. Asian Lift is a 50/50 joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Smit Singapore Pte Ltd. The venture started in 1985 with the pooling of sheerleg cranes between both companies and with the timely introduction of the 1,600 t Asian Hercules.
Asian Lift owns and operates a fleet that has grown from three sheerlegs to five, excluding Asian Hercules III. This includes the 1,600 t Asian Hercules and the 3,200 t Asian Hercules II. Its fleet has a total combined capacity of up to 6,600 t for multiple crane lift operations. Mr. Lee Tai Kwee, President of Keppel Nantong said, "Keppel and Asian Lift have a winning partnership that has been instrumental to the success of both companies.
We are proud to continue this mutual growth with the construction of the world's largest sheerleg crane. Such cranes are essential equipment for the efficient operation of our shipbuilding and offshore construction work. The Asian Hercules III's first assignment will be in Singapore. It will serve the offshore oil and gas as well as marine markets in Southeast Asia. "We believe that Asian Hercules III will play an important role in serving the industry where heavy lift activities are essential," said Mr. John Chua, General Manager of Asian Lift.
"South East Asia is an important market, especially with the high volume of offshore and marine projects being contracted here. With the weight of modules and other components increasing, Asian Hercules III will be well placed to meet the needs of the market for greater lifting capacity." Photo : Capt. Jelle de Vries – Sunshine Offshore service ©