BigLift Orders Third 1,800-Ton Capacity Heavy Lift Vessel

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June 27, 2016

BigLift’s MV Happy Star. Credit: BigLift

Dutch heavy lift specialist BigLift Shipping has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel with 1,800 metric ton lifting capacity.

The new vessel will be identical to BigLift’s flagship Happy Star featuring two 900 mt Huisman Heavy Lift Mast Cranes. With high crane pedestals and lengthened jib, the newbuild will have a lifting height only matched by Happy Star in the worldwide fleet of heavy lift vessels.

The newbuild will be named Happy Sun and will be built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in Zhoushan, China. Delivery is expected in the first quarter of 2018.

Happy Sun will measure 156 meters long and will have a 29 meter deck with 18,374 dwt. Its length and the forward position of its superstructure will offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. The vessel will also be fitted with pontoon type hatch covers and a large poop deck which will its full deck area available for cargo stowage.

Happy Sun’s tween deck will be adjustable in height and BigLift it will be allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5 meters. The vessel will have Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation, and a service speed of 15 knots.

With the addition of Happy Sun, BigLift’s fleet will comprise 16 state-of-the art heavy lift vessels with lifting capacities up to 1,800 mt.

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