BROWN AND ROOT TO BUILD LARGEST HEAVY LIFT VESSEL

Preparation of detail design and model tests are now <i.e., in Nov. 1983> in progress for a semisubmersible heavy-lift vessel that Brown & Root <UK> Ltd is planning to order for North Sea operation. The vessel will be the largest of its type in the world and will cost roughly 150 million pounds sterling. Its two cranes will have a lifting capacity of 3500 tonnes seach for slewing and a combined capacity of 9000 t for fixed lifts. A fully-redundant dynamic positioning system will be installed. Overall dimensions will be 166 by 98 m; the vessel will be self-propelled, with a maximum speed of 8 knots. Displacement on 27.6m operating draught will be 140,000 t, and there will be accommodation for 600 people. The article includes a sketch of this "new generation" heavy-lift vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Petroleum Times, 87 <1983>, p. 14 <Nov.> (1/2 p., 1 diag.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM