5,000 tonne crane vessel launch

By Euan Youdale15 September 2009

The newly launched HCV Oleg Strashnov from Seaway Heavy Lifting

The newly launched HCV Oleg Strashnov from Seaway Heavy Lifting

Seaway Heavy Lifting in the Netherlands has launched its new 5,000 tonne capacity crane vessel, the HLV Oleg Strashnov.

A unique feature of the vessel, said the company, is its innovative hull shape, enabling a transit speed of 14 knots, combined with an exceptional performance for a monohull design. A patent is pending for the new hull shape.

"Lift heights of 100 m for the 5,000 metric tonne main hook and 132 m for the 800 metric tonne auxiliary hook enables the vessel to undertake an impressive range of projects from dual hook upending of large jackets to heavy deck installations," said a company spokesman.

The installed DP3 system also allows the vessel to install large and heavy subsea structures, TLP/Spar foundations and topsides, added Seaway.

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