The world’s largest sheerleg floating crane ordered

Scheduled to be completed in 3Q 2013, the floating crane will be the largest and most versatile heavy lift sheerleg crane vessel of its kind in the world, as Keppel states. The self-propelles vessel is said to be named "Asian Hercules III".

Upon delivery, "Asian Hercules III's" first assignment will be in Singapore. She will serve the offshore oil and gas as well as marine markets in South East Asia. The vessel will measure 106m long and 52m wide with a hook height of at least 172m.

Asian Lift is a 50/50 joint venture between two of the world's leaders in the marine industry - Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and Smit Singapore Pte Ltd. Its fleet of floating cranes includes the 400-tonne "Asian Helping Hand lll", the 1,600-tonne "Asian Hercules" and the 3,200-tonne "Asian Hercules II".

Singapore-based company Asian Lift Pte Ltd ordered a 5,000-tonne floating crane at the Chinese yard Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

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