BBC Chartering says it has taken delivery of its new heavy lift vessel, BBC Amber, from Jinagzhou Shipyard in China. The delivery marks the third newbuild delivered to the company this summer as part a “new wave” fleet renewal and expansion program aimed at increasing lifting capacity and modern tonnage of BBC’s fleet.
The BBC Amber is a 14.360 dwat heavy lifter with a lifting capacity of 800mt. The vessel is the first of 14 newbuildings planned to commence service for BBC chartering over the next two years.
“This vessel series program aims at increasing the lifting capacity of our fleet now up to 800mt. For us this marks a significant step in our company’s development on our ongoing quest to increase service levels, flexibility, and versatility, with modern tonnage at the core of the BBC Chartering operated fleet,” said vend Andersen, Managing Director of BBC Chartering in a press statement.
This June, the company took delivery of the BBC Fuji, the second of eight sister vessels being built in Xingang, China. Similar to its sister vessel BBC Everest, this 9.300 dwat heavy lifter offers a lifting capacity up to 700mt.
Meanwhile, the multipurpose BBC Bangkok, delivered in August from Dalian, China, is the second of eight vessels following BBC Bergen, which joined BBC Chartering’s fleet back in January 2011. This 8.000 dwat vessel comes equipped with twin 80mt lifting gear.
Via BBC Chartering