Is it an aircraft carrier? What about Shell’s massive FLNG facility? Could it be the Empire State Building?
Actually, it’s none of those… Upon delivery from Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2012, Dockwise’s new Type 0 heavy lift vessel has been booked to transport the Jack St. Malo platform hull from Korea to the US Gulf of Mexico. While initially in the form of an intent, the selection of the “Type 0” vessel now has been confirmed by Chevron, the operator of the Jack St. Malo floating production platform.
“This commitment is a very clear sign that this vessel will rapidly earn its place in the market and, as indicated earlier, has the potential to create a new market of its own”, said AndrÃ© GoedÃ©e, Dockwise’s CEO.
Dockwise’s new vessel has been categorized a “Type 0” (T-0) to reflect its exceptional size. With an overall deck size of 275 x 70 meters, and a revolutionary bowless design, the new vessel will have a carrying capacity of more than 110,000 tons.