Jumbo names new offshore vessel Stella Synergy
This week Jumbo announced the winner of the competition to name new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.
Having received over 250 entries, Michael Kahn with the competition committee made a top 3 list and then chose one overall winning name: Stella Synergy.
This optimised HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions B.V. to combine economic and technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety.
Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency have also been factored into the design where the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG).
The main crane of the HLVC will have a 2,500t capacity. Furthermore, Jumbo has opted for a triple hoist to allow for complex upending operations and also chose for an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) auxiliary block of 600mt with a depth rating of 3,000 metres. The second subsea crane will have capacity for 400t with an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) main hoist to control the position of a load relative to the seabed.
The hull will be outfitted with a state of the art X-BOW enabling a significantly more consistent transit speed and offshore workability in severe weather conditions. With a vessel length of 185 metres and a width of 36 metres the HLCV will be the world’s largest X-BOW vessel.