The MV Brouwersgracht – the first of two DP2 B-type vessels – was handed over from Fuzhou Mawei shipyard to Spliethoff Group on 1 February 2023. Sister vessel MV Bloemgracht will be delivered in about three months’ time.

The Spliethoff DP2 B-type vessels are next generation offshore supply vessels with a number of versatile characteristics that make them unique in the market. The vessels boast a deadweight of 12,500 mt, an open top notation, two tween deck levels and some 5900 m2 of total deck space.

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Supplying cargo offshore

These state-of-the-art vessels combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with DP2 station keeping ability, making them ideal for supplying large volumes and weights of cargo directly offshore. To obtain fast, safe and efficient loading and discharge of pipes both on and offshore, the vessels are equipped with a removable automated pipe handling gantry crane.

Besides, the vessels are equipped with two Huisman 500-mt Heavy Lift Mast cranes, also making them suitable for heavy-lift transportation and offshore installation.

The Brouwersgracht and Bloemgracht are already booked for their first challenging pipe supply and offshore installation jobs until April 2024. Both vessels will be technically and commercially operated by Spliethoff Group sister companies Spliethoff and BigLift Shipping.

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Scrubbers and SCR

To meet the strict regulations as regards to SOx and NOx emissions, the propulsion and power generation systems are equipped with scrubbers and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems. This, combined with the fuel-efficient character of the vessels, make them environmentally friendly, fitting well in Spliethoff Group’s continuous drive for greener operations.

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