First plate cut for new DP2 B-types for Spliethoff
State-of-the-art vessels being built by Mawei Shipyard in Fuzhou, China.
Dutch line Spliethoff, have announced that they are awaiting delivery of two new vessels, the MV Brouwersgracht and MV Bloemgracht. The multi-purpose vessels feature a DP2 and station-keeping ability up to Bft 6, making them ideal for large-volume supply and the delivery of heavy cargo offshore.
The ships will have two Huisman 500mt mast cranes which will make them suitable for a range of heavy-lift applications, and in accord with Spliethoff’s drive for more eco-friendly operations, the vessels feature a fuel-efficient propulsion and power generation system with scrubbers and an SCR system.
12,500 mt deadweight, two tween deck levels and 5,900m2 of total deck space will give the B-Type significantly higher intake than existing offshore vessels. According to the yard’s schedule, the ships will be available for operations in the Summer of 2022.