Spliethoff’s new Versatile B-Type Vessel Announced
Spliethoff has recently signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels. The versatile characteristics of Spliethoff’s new B-Type make this vessel unique in the market.
This state-of-the-art ship combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2, station-keeping ability of up to wind force 6, making it ideal for supplying large volumes and heavy cargo directly offshore. To obtain the fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes, both on and offshore, the vessel has a removable, automated, pipe-handling gantry crane installed.
The B-Type is also equipped with two Huisman 500t Heavy Lift Mast cranes, making her suitable for both heavy lift transportation and offshore installation. Each crane has an SWL of 500t at 13.5m outreach on the port side while in port, and a SWL of 420t at 13m at an offshore location.
With 12,500t deadweight, an open top notation, more than 2,875 m² of cargo deck space and 5,700 m² of total deck space, the intake of the B-Type is significantly higher than existing offshore supply vessels.
To fit in with Spliethoff’s continuous drive for greener operations, the vessel design is fuel-efficient, and the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems.
Spliethoff’s first two B-Type vessels are expected to be delivered in the autumn of 2021 – the year Spliethoff will be celebrating its centenary!