Heavy Lift Photos: MV Happy Star Delivers Shiploaders to Canada

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BigLift’s new MV Happy Star a recently completed the transport of over 3,000 metric tons of loading equipment to the multi-user docks of Sept Iles, Canada.

Happy Star is the the company’s newest heavy lift vessel equipped with two 90 metric tone Heavy Lift Mast Cranes, 3,280 m2 of unobstructed deck space, a weather deck with pontoon hatch covers extending the full length of the ship and an adjustable height tween deck, making it one of the most capable heavy lift vessels in the world. The vessel also has Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation.

The cargo delivered consisted of two 1,200 ton ship loaders, including elevator and tripper car, and 27 conveyor galleries totaling 73 components and weighing in at 3,023 metric tons.

Happy Star was only recently delivered to its owners in September 2014 after the installation of its at the Huisman yard in Zhangzhou, China. The ship’s maiden voyage was delivering a ship loader to Port Hedland, Western Australia.

All photos courtesy BigLift

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MV Happy Star Characteristics

Length overall: 156.00 m
Length p.p.: 147.60 m
Breadth moulded: 29.00 m
Scantling draft: 9.50 m
Draft open sailing: 8.00 m
Cranes: 2 x 900 mt SWL
Combinable: 1800 mt
Trolley: 37.50 mt SWL
Class: LRS X100 A1, Ice class 1A (Finnish) strengthened for heavy cargoes