Photos: 28,100-ton Johan Sverdrup Processing Platform Departs South Korea Aboard World’s Largest Heavy Lift Vessel

The 28,100-ton topside for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform has departed the Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea bound aboard the Boskalis Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy-transport vessel. The topside, which is fully assembled and tested, will handle the processing and refining of all oil and gas from the first phase of Johan Sverdrup … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Dockwise Vanguard Loads Floating Dry Dock

Earlier this month a floating dock weighing 11,000 tons was loaded onto the deck of the semi-submersible heavy lift ship Dockwise Vanguard for transport to Klaipeda, Lithuania. The loading operation lasted about 11 hours and took place at the Adriatic Shipyard Bijela in Montenegro, beginning the 3,825-mile journey to its new home Lithuania. The 235-meter-long and … [Read more...]

MegaMachines: Dockwise Vanguard, World’s Largest Heavy Lift Ship

With its open deck measuring 275 meters by 70 meters and capacity to lift 117,000 metric tons, the semi-submersible Dockwise Vanguard is the largest heavy lift ship in the world. The vessel, known as a “V-class” Heavy Marine Transport Vessel (HTV), was delivered in 2013 by Hyundai Heavy Industries. It is owned by Dockwise, part of Dutch marine and dredging services … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Dockwise Vanguard Loads Gargantuan Cargo in Rotterdam

Dockwise Vanguard, the world's most capable semi-submersible heavy lift ship, was in the Port of Rotterdam this weekend to load the Armada Intrepid Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for transport to Indonesia. With a length of 245 meters, the FPSO is the longest cargo ever loaded onto the heavy lift ship, according to Dockwise's parent company Boskalis. The … [Read more...]

WATCH: Goliat FPSO Float-Off from Dockwise Vanguard

Following ENI Norge’s Goliat FPSO platform arrival in Hammerfest, Norway last week from South Korea, a handful of tugs help the unit float-off the submerged deck of the Dockwise Vanguard. The Goliat FPSO is a Seven 1000 design floating production and storage unit built at the Hunydai Heavy Indstustries yard in Ulsan, South Korea. At 107 meters in diameter, a 100,000 … [Read more...]