MV UHL Fighter Delivered to United Heavy Lift at Hudong Shipyard – Heavy Lift News
14 Dec 2021

MV UHL Fighter Delivered to United Heavy Lift at Hudong Shipyard

The Hand Over ceremony at the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China

MV UHL Fighter (H1705A), vessel number 16 in a series of 17 state-of-the-art F900 Eco-Lifters new buildings, was delivered to United Heavy Lift (UHL) on December 11, 2021. UHL is taking delivery of the new building MV UHL Fighter at the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China. “We affirm our company’s commitment to contributing to an eco-friendly shipping industry by investing in fuel-efficient tonnage. We took delivery of seven identical F900 new buildings in 2021 and are looking forward to complementing our fleet with a final F900 new building in early 2022.” says Mr. Lars Bonnesen, managing director of UHL. The last F900 Eco-Lifter new building, MV UHL Felicity, will be delivered to UHL approximately in March 2022.

 

 

Once the new building program is completed, UHL will service its clients with a fleet of seventeen F900 Eco-Lifter vessels, representing the most modern, versatile, and homogeneous heavy lift fleet in the market. In addition, the F900 Eco-Lifter vessels are the most fuel-efficient heavy lift vessels in service. “The carbon footprint of the F900 class is 30-50% less compared to the existing heavy lift fleet in the market.” states Mr. Bonnesen. “The new vessels offer superior intake and crane capacity to cater to the needs of a wide range of industry clients and cargos.” he adds. The vessels’ weather deck encompasses 2,990m²  (123.5 m x 25.6 m).

MV UHL Fighter will start her maiden voyage towards Europe with container cargo. She is expected to arrive in Hamburg, Germany in February 2022.

UHL has been expanding its global network. Furthermore, the commercial and operations teams have been strengthened by adding highly qualified and experienced individuals from the shipping industry. Through the engineering arm of the group, United Engineering Solutions, UHL has access to a team of over 50 naval architects, marine engineers, and port captains, who provide a range of sophisticated technical transport solutions to our clients. They design and fabricate lifting devices, load spreading equipment, grillages, and transport frames, and ensure that each voyage is planned and executed flawlessly. “We would like to thank CSSC Leasing, China, for their great support in securing the F900 vessels in a fourteen-year time charter to UHL.” Mr. Bonnesen notes. “We are well prepared for the next big step on our company’s exciting journey.” he concludes.

The MV UHL Fighter is number 16 in a series of 17 state-of-the-art F900 Eco-Lifters

 

Source United Heavy Lift

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