At IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine yard, Krimpen aan den Ijssel, a heavy lift vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting has recently been launched.
With its 5,000MT crane capacity the vessel is the largest vessel ever built by IHC Merwede, as the Dutch company states. In March 2007 IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine was granted this order because of its ability to engineer and build the vessel including the integration of the 5,000MT heavy lift crane within the required short delivery time and for a fixed price. The keel of the vessel was laid on 3 April 2008. The vessel is designed for the installation and removal of offshore platforms, subsea constructions and special projects.
Among installations at the 183 m long and 47 m wide “Oleg Strashnov” are a DP3 system, a 5,000 t crane and a helicopter landing platform. The vessel allows accommodation for 220 persons.
“Oleg Strashnov” is the first vessel that will be moored at the new outfitting quay of IHC. This quay has a total length of 285 m and is equipped with a 60 ton crane and a construction crane of 6 ton. 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. Main target of these renewals is optimizing the process of working and raising the efficiency.