Jumbo Shipping orders second K-class ship at Brodosplit

Written by Nick Blenkey

jumbo K8000Rotterdam headquartered Jumbo Shipping has confirmed an order for a second new K-class heavy lift vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet.

The K-class vessels are being built at the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia. The design incorporates Finnish-Swedish ice class 1A (thus ideal for projects in Arctic regions) and each vessel will be prepared for DP2 installation which, when fitted, will provide multi-facet installation support in the offshore sector enabling large and heavy structures to be loaded, transported and installed by a single vessel optimizing project scheduling, safety and efficiency.

The first vessel will be in active service in the autumn of 2013. The sister-ship will follow some six months later.

After careful consideration and engineering study, Jumbo has decided to upgrade the lifting capacity of the vessels from 1,300 t to 1,500 t, enabling tandem lifts of 3,000 t.

April 20, 2012

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