Heavy Lift News


BOA Reveals Plans for Next Generation Semi-Submersible Barges

Nov 27, 2023

BOA has revealed its in-house design for future semi-submersible heavy lift barges it says is capable of handling the future requirements from any industry or segments regarding heavy loads, large footprints and extreme submersing depths.The versatile design and unique features of the barge makes it highly suitable for load-out/float-off operations, transport of vessels, platforms, rigs and heavy cargo…

Cylindrical FPSO Readied for Liuhua Oilfield

May 13, 2024

On May 12, after nearly 13 hours of preparation, Asia's largest semi-submersible ship - COSCO Shipping Group's Xinguang Hua – loaded the cylindrical FPSO Haikui No. 1 ready for dispatch to the deepwater Liuhua oilfield.A measuring robot was…

Van Oord’s Heavy-Lift Installation Vessel Gets Major Upgrade

May 03, 2024

Van Oord’s Svanen vessel has received a major upgrade which increased its total height to 125 meters, making it one of the largest heavy-lift vessels in the world suitable for handling the next generation of monopile foundations for offshore wind…

Van Oord Awarded Polish Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 14, 2024

Van Oord has been contracted for the construction of the Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm, developed by Ørsted and PGE. The wind farm is located 40 kilometres offshore in the Polish area of the Baltic Sea.Van Oord will transport and install 111 extended monopiles…

Jumbo Offshore Awarded Monopile Removal Contract in Taiwan

Feb 14, 2024

Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a contract by Yunneg Wind Power Co. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved…

Seaqualize Executes Offshore Transfer Lifts on Vineyard Wind 1

Nov 15, 2023

Dutch heave compensation specialist Seaqualize executed the world’s first offshore transfer lifts of wind turbine components from a heaving supply vessel.The company’s newly developed offshore lifting device, the Heave Chief 1100, is being deployed…

PHOTO: Giant Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig Leaves Norway aboard COSCO Heavy Lifter

Oct 12, 2023

COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Transport shared images on Wednesday of its semi-submersible heavy lift and transportation vessel carrying a massive semi-submersible drilling rig.The company, which specializes in the handling of heavy cargoes, did not…

SAL Heavy Lift Charters Chinese Semi-sub Duo

Oct 06, 2023

SAL Heavy Lift said Friday it had chartered two modern semi-submersible deck carriers, the “Zhong Ren 121” and “Zhong Ren 122” on a long-term basis together with its partner Shanghai Salvage (China). 'Both ships will be delivered in Shanghai…

SCHOTTEL to Propel Orca Class Heavy-lift Vessels

Aug 31, 2023

The new Orca Class heavy-lift vessels being built at China's Wuhu Shipyard for the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance will be propelled by SCHOTTEL ControllablePropellers (SCP).The four-bladed controllable pitch propellers type SCP 129 will feature an input power of up to 8…

"You're gonna need a bigger crane..."

Aug 30, 2023

Offshore wind turbines are reaching new heights both literally (meters), and figuratively (megawatts). As the demand for larger turbines surges, so do the challenges faced by offshore installation contractors, which need to come up with bigger vessels…

WuHu Shipyard Starts Building Orca Series Heavy Lift Vessel for Jumbo and SAL

Mar 22, 2023

China's WuHu Shipyard has cut the first steel for an Orca series heavy lift vessel being built for an alliance between SAL Heavy Lift GmbH and Jumbo Shipping.Back in September 2022, SAL and Jumbo said they had signed building contracts for four…

Wärtsilä's Hybrid Propulsion System for Four New Heavy Lift Vessels

Dec 20, 2022

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid propulsion system for four new heavy lift vessels being built at the Wuhu Shipyard in China.  The ships are set to be delivered in 2025, and they will mostly be used to help set up wind farms…

Ulstein Develops High-capacity Foundation Installation Vessel

Sep 28, 2022

Norwegian-based shipbuilding and design group Ulstein has unveiled the design for a new foundation installation vessel enabling operators and contractors to efficiently transport and install monopiles or jacket foundations up to 5,000 tons.The…

VIDEO: Allseas' Gyda Platform Removal

Sep 09, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Allseas has shared a video of its removal of Repsol Norge's 30,000 tonne Gyda platform.The video, featuring its Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel follows the removal and delivery of the platform's 11…

Osprey Group Names Massey Head of Heavy Lift Division

Aug 11, 2022

UK-based Osprey Group has appointed Simon Massey as the new Managing Director of its Heavy Lift division. Massey comes to the business with more than 35 years’ industry experience gained from a range of companies, most recently Sarens UK, Weldex and DeMag…

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