The vessel loaded ex pontoon a 19.60 meters high crane cabin of 265 metric tonnes with ships gear by combining 2 cranes. MV Chipolbrok Moon is one of the 4 superflex vessels currently operated by Chipolbrok that has a lifting capacity of 640 mts.
The crane cabin will be installed on the 480 foot long S-lay pipeline installation vessel Caesar which is a world-class platform for installing various diameter pipelines in shallow and deep waters. Caesar is currently being constructed in a Cosco shipyard in Nantong by Helix. (http://www.helixesg.com)
An article will appear in De Lloyd this Wednesday 16/07/08 regarding the shipment and short television report is online on http://www.lloyd.be/nl/lloydtv/item.php?id=94
Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company "Chipolbrok" is a major break-bulk liner carrier on the North Continent-Far East route, since 1951. Its expanded activity covers wide geographical ranges, such as from Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean and U.S. Gulf basic ports up to Middle East and India, Southeast Asian, and Far East Asian destinations.
The company presently operates 21 modern, multipurpose, triple-deck vessels with total dwt capacity of about 500,000 DWT, including 4 superflex, multipurpose vessels with lifting capacity up to 640 mts and a service speed of 19 knots. Another six innovatively designed ships with 640 tons gear capacity will strengthen the company's fleet in 2009-2010. Furthermore, Chipolbrok has also decided to modernize 7 ships and equip them with new MacGregor heavy lift cranes with a lifting capacity of 300 tons (4 ships are already modernized).
For more information please contact the Chipolbrok Team in Antwerp – Chipolbrok(at)ahlers.com