New Dockwise Super Vessel Design – Larger Than The Blue Marlin

John Konrad
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November 12, 2010

New Dodckwise Type 0 Heavylift Ship

From mega-yachts to mega-rigs, Dockwise is the company most often called when vessels need to be moved long distances at sea but with offshore projects growing in size even the company’s largest heavy lift ship, the Blue Marlin, is not big enough to carry the latest generation of production rigs. For this reason Dockwise has announced their plan to build a “Super Vessel SGM” capable of lifting more than 100,000 tons of steel and a decksize of 275 m x 70 m.

The vessel will join Allseas in a vision of growth offshore and the need to build a new larger generation of heavy lift ships. André Goedée, the company’s CEO tells us:

The developments in deeper water show a clear trend towards larger structures, be it semi-submersible drilling or production platforms, TLP’s, SPAR Buoy structures or FPSO’s. This new vessel will be larger than the Blue Marlin and a first for the maritime transport industry. Our business rationale for proposing this new build vessel is based on current trends for upcoming projects in the Oil & Gas industry, which indicate that there is a need for this type of larger vessel.

Technical information on the new ship is sparse but it has been confirmed that the vessel will have an open stern design and be optimised for both speed and stability during ocean voyages.

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