Oslo-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has chosen MAN 12V32/44CR gensets developing a total of 28,800 kW for a new heavy-lift crane installation vessel to be built at China Merchants Heavy Industry shipyard in Haimen, Nantong.
MAN Energy Solutions will provide four gensets for the ship, due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020. OHT holds options for three more similar vessels.
The Alfa Lift crane vessel design has semi-submersible heavy transportation capabilities suitable for the installation of bottom-fixed offshore wind foundations as well as shipment of topside and subsea modules and other heavy cargoes within the offshore energy sector.
“We are very pleased to have won this order,” said Lex Nijsen, vice president and head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN. “The MAN 32/44CR engine’s multiple references – as well as its excellent references for similar projects within this very segment – were a decisive factor in its selection.”
OHT currently owns and operates five open-deck semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels.