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United Heavy Lift Orders Two More Eco-Lifter Newbuildings

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United Heavy Lift Orders Two More Eco-Lifter Newbuildings

Mike Schuler
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May 16, 2022

Hamburg, Germany-based United Heavy Lift has placed an order for two additional two additional Eco-Lifter newbuilds at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) shipyard in Hudong, China, bringing its total to 19.

Founded in 2015, UHL operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient multi-purpose and heavy lift fleets in the market with lifting capacities of up to 900 metric tons. Since 2019, the company has taken delivery of seventeen state-of-the-art F900 Eco-Lifters newbuildings as it phases out its UHL 800 P-type vessels.

The latest two newbuildings announced Monday are scheduled for delivery from CSSC in 2023 and 2024. The two vessels will feature high- and low-pressure SCR catalysts to meet IMO Tier III requirements and designed for high fuel efficiency with CO2 emissions exceeding the latest EEDI benchmarks.

“One of our goals is to reduce emissions from our own operations and help our clients achieve their decarbonization goals,” said Andreas Rolner, managing director of United Heavy Lift. “Sustainability is an integral part of how UHL operates. Key to this change is to build and maintain one of the most modern and fuel-efficient MPP heavy lift fleets in the market. We are phasing out all UHL 800 P-type vessels and replacing them with fuel-efficient modern tonnage. Our vision is to become a sustainability leader in the heavy lift industry.”

“The carbon footprint of the F900 class is 30-50% less compared to the existing heavy lift fleet in the market,” added Bonnesen.

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