Jumbo Shipping Upgrades Lifting Capacity with New K-Class
By Rob Almeida On April 20, 2012
Rendering of a tandem load on board a K-class ship, image: Jumbo Shipping
Heavy lift and oversized cargo carrier, Jumbo Shipping, confirmed today the order for a second new K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet of 12 ships.
Image: Jumbo Shipping
Continuing with the heavy lift industry’s global push to create larger and more sophisticated ship to transport enormous structures, Jumbo has decided to upgrade the lifting capacity of the vessels from 1,300 to 1,500mt, enabling tandem lifts of 3,000mt.
This latest investment underlines Jumbo’s long-term commitment to its existing and new clients. The company’s strategy of continuing re-investment, renewal and development of its fleet is proceeding, as has been its practice for more than forty years. To provide optimum and timely solutions to its clients needs, irrespective of transient economic and shipping market cycles.
Safety and reliability are integral parts of Jumbo’s brand ethic, and these latest record-breaking vessels will assume a key role in delivering reliable and innovative service to both international transportation and offshore construction projects for years to come.
The K-class vessels are being built at the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia. The design incorporates Finnish-Swedish Ice Class 1A (thus ideal for projects in Arctic regions) and each vessel will be prepared for DP2 installation which, when fitted, will provide multi-facet installation support in the offshore sector enabling large and heavy structures to be loaded, transported and installed by a single vessel optimizing project scheduling, safety and efficiency.
Image: Jumbo Shipping
The first vessel will be in active service in the autumn of 2013. The sister-ship will follow some six months later.
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About The Author
Rob Almeida is partner and CMO of Unofficial Networks and an editor of gCaptain.com. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a B.S in Naval Architecture and spent 6.5 years on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer. He worked for a year as a Roughneck/Rig Manager trainee on board the drillship Discoverer Americas in 2009/10. He is an accomplished sailor and competes in the US Australian Rules Football League with the Baltimore/Washington Eagles. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org