|BigRoll Shipping has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard to build two MC Class Module Carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in May 2015 and August 2015.
The contract has an option for two additional vessels. The MC Class is designed with a focus on reliability of operations, short loading and discharging time, high service speed and low accelerations and will have Finnish Swedish 1A ice class notation.
The vessels are DP2 (Dynamic Positioning) prepared. Their overall length is 173 m with a beam of 42 m, giving the vessels a deck space of 42 by 125 m. The deck is completely free of manholes, air heads etc. The depth is 12 m and the maximum deadweight of the MC Class vessels is 21,000 mt. The vessels are highly suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic, as well as for direct offshore supply.
BigRoll Shipping has received a very positive market response to this new type of Module Carriers which will be build in close cooperation with COSCO Dalian Shipyard for the detailed design and construction. The vessels wil be available mid 2015.