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IHC Merwede launches vessel

IHC Merwede launches vessel
The largest monohull heavy lift vessel in the world has been launched by Dutch builders IHC Merwede from their Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den Ijssel.

The largest monohull heavy lift vessel in the world has been launched by Dutch builders IHC Merwede from their Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den Ijssel.

The largest monohull heavy lift vessel in the world has been launched by Dutch builders IHC Merwede from their Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den Ijssel. The 183m LOA vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting features a 5,000mt crane and is the largest vessel ever built by IHC Merwede.

The vessel is designed for the installation and removal of offshore platforms, subsea constructions and special projects. The introduction of this heavy lift vessel to the market will provide Seaway Heavy Lifting with another versatile vessel and will more than double the company"s capacity.

Following the launch, the deckhouse of the Oleg Strashnov was transported to the yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in two separate parts. Shortly afterwards the total deckhouse was lifted onto the vessel. Then the helicopter landing platform was placed on top of the bridge complex. For the construction and completion of the deckhouse, a complete subcontractor village including project support has been set up near the hall.

It is unusual for such a large deckhouse to be built within IHC Merwede. The accommodation is suitable for 220 persons in mainly one and two person cabins.

The Oleg Strashnov is the first vessel to be moored at the outfitting quay, which has a total length of 285m and is equipped with a 60 ton crane. The outfitting quay is part of a large scale expansion project which also provides for building a panelline hall and a service centre for employees, suppliers and subcontractors. The main target of these renewals is optimising the yard"s efficiency.

www.TurkishMaritime.com.tr

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