4 June 2007
Major Order Contracted for the New Slipway of IHC Holland Merwede Seaway Heavy Lifting Orders New Heavy Lift Vessel at IHC Holland Merwede BV
IHC Holland Merwede BV is proud to announce that its subsidiary Merwede Shipyard received the contract for the engineering and construction of a new Heavy Lift vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting. With its 5000 MT crane capacity the vessel is the largest mono hull heavy lift vessel in the world and will be the largest ship ever built by the IHC Holland Merwede Group.
Merwede Shipyard was granted this order because of its ability to engineer and offer the vessel including the integration of the 5000 MT heavy lift crane within the required short delivery time and for a fixed price. IHC Krimpen Shipyard will take responsibility for the building of the vessel under Yard No (7)716. Delivery will take place end 1st quarter 2010. IHC Krimpen Shipyard was acquired by IHC Holland Merwede BV’s as the fourth slipway of the group and was opened 4th quarter 2006. The vessel is designed to support offshore construction of platforms, platform removal, subsea construction 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 Seaway Heavy Lifting’s capacity. Moreover this order validates Merwede’s capability to build high specification custom designed vessels.
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Length overall (excl crane and anchors)
Length p.p. @ lifting draught
Breadth moulded (transit/pipelay)
Breadth moulded (lifting)
Depth at side to main working deck
Two (2) 5,000 kW azimuthing underwater (dis)mountable aft
Two (2) 3,500 kW azimuthing retractable at midship
Two (2) 1,012 kW at bow
Power generating system
Main diesel generator sets
Six (6) 4,500 kW
Emergency diesel generator set
One (1) 1,200 kW
The vessel will be built in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of Det Norske Veritas, to obtain the following notation: X 1A1 CRANE VESSEL CLEAN DK(+) HELDK-SH DYNPOS AUTRO EO BIS
The ship will be a fully Dynamic Positioned DP3 Heavy Lift Vessel suitable for worldwide operation. The vessel will be equipped with:
A 5000 MT crane: ;
Type Fully revolving offshore pedestal crane
Main hoist 5000 t
Auxiliary hoist 800 t
Auxiliary hoist 200 t
Whip hoist 110 t
As an optional secondary function, the Vessel can be equipped with a double jointing S-lay system.
The Vessel shall be equipped with a position mooring system comprising of eight mooring winches suitable for 2,200 m wire and 15 t anchors.
A helicopter deck, suitable for Sikorsky S 61 N type helicopters on top of the accommodation block
Order book IHC Holland Merwede
Work in progress of by the end of May 2007 had a value of approximately € 1.2 Billion. In addition to that the group received a letter of intent worth € 450 million for 3 dredgers. Besides the Heavy Lift Vessel the order portfolio includes a Rigid Reeled Pipe Laying Vessel, a Flexible Pipe Laying Vessel, two Diving Support Vessels of different design, a Multi Purpose Diving Support and ROV Support Offshore Construction Vessel, a Multi Purpose Offshore Construction Vessel and five Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers and a cutter dredger.
For the fourth slipway, three orders for offshore vessels have already been contracted, in total worth in excess of € 400 million. These orders underline the strategic choice by IHC Holland Merwede of developing the offshore sector as one of the Group’s target markets, and emphasizing the Group’s established reputation in this market.
With this contract the lead slots on the slipway of IHC Holland Merwede BV’s newly opened facility in Krimpen have been secured. On this slipway, ships with a length of up to 240 metres and a beam of 38 metres can be built. The outfitting quay offers sufficient length for completing vessels launched from the slipway. The location has direct access to the open sea. IHC Holland Merwede recently decided to acquire this slipway. Through the addition of this slipway, IHC Holland Merwede is in a better position to serve its clients. Following the start-up period, current newbuilding capacity of the Group will be increased by some 50%. It also provides IHC Holland Merwede BV the possibility to build large custom built vessels.
Profile Seaway Heavy Lifting
Seaway Heavy Lifting provides first class marine transportation and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Seaway Heavy Lifting is the operator of the heavy lift vessel HLV Stanislav Yudin and a full array of ancillary equipment. Seaway Heavy Lifting Engineering B.V. provides any project-management, design and engineering services that may be required in support of the world wide marine operations of the HLV Stanislav Yudin (www.shl.nl).
Profile IHC Holland Merwede
IHC Holland Merwede is focused on the continuous development of its design and construction activities for the specialised shipbuilding sector, in particular the dredging and offshore industries. IHC Holland Merwede is world market leader in the construction of specialist dredging equipment and complex custom-built offshore vessels. The clients of IHC Holland Merwede include major dredging companies, shipping lines, navies, oil and gas exploration groups, offshore contractors and construction companies.
Merwede Shipyard’s business policy is to respond to the needs of ship owners who require vessels of innovative concept and modern engineering, built to a ‘one-off’ order or limited series. A distinguished track record and reputation for constructing numerous highly distinctive designs is a confirmation of the versatility of Merwede Shipyard. In the offshore market Merwede Shipyard focuses on large custom built sub sea construction vessels. Next to the offshore market Merwede Shipyard is active in the Cruise & Ferry-, the Naval-, and the Special Ships market.
IHC Holland Merwede is for 49% owned by Rabo Capital, the private equity group of Rabobank; 33% is owned by its management and staff, and the remaining 18% by Parkland, part of the Indofin group.
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For more information, please contact:
IHC Holland Merwede
Mr J.M. Faber
+31 (0)184 677 300
+31 (0)184 677 301
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04 June 2007