‘Brouwersgracht’ – the first of two Spliethoff DP2 B-type vessels – has been handed over from Fuzhou Mawei shipyard to Spliethoff Group, with sister vessel ‘Bloemgracht’ due to be delivered in about three months’ time.
The Spliethoff DP2 B-type vessels are described as next generation offshore supply vessels with a number of versatile characteristics that the company believes makes them unique in the market. They combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2 station keeping ability, making them suitable for supplying large volumes and weights of cargo directly offshore. To obtain fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes both on and offshore, the vessels are equipped with a removable automated pipe handling gantry crane. Additionally, they have two Huisman 500t Heavy Lift Mast cranes, making them suitable for heavy lift transportation and offshore installation.
To meet strict regulations regarding SOx and NOx emissions, the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems. This, combined with the fuel-efficient character of the vessels, make them environmentally friendly, fitting with Spliethoff Group’s continuous drive for greener operations.
With 12,500 dwt capacity, an open top notation, two tween deck levels and some 5,900m2 of total deck space, the large underdeck intake of a general cargo vessel and the station-keeping capabilities of a supply vessel are combined in these two ships.
Brouwersgracht and Bloemgracht are already booked for their first challenging pipe supply and offshore installation jobs until April 2024, giving them the chance to do what they are designed for right from the start. Both vessels will be technically and commercially operated by Spliethoff Group sister companies Spliethoff and BigLift Shipping, providing customers with engineered solutions in various project phases.