The world’s largest and strongest crane vessel owned by Heerema, called the Sleipnir, is designed to work on large offshore projects, such as installing and removing drilling equipment, deep-sea foundations, moorings, and other offshore structures such as wind turbines.
With two 10,000-ton jib cranes, the boat can lift loads of up to 20,000 tons in tandem.
Sleipnir is also the world’s first crane vessel with dual-fuel engines capable of running on traditional MGO and LNG.
Sleipnir’s speed was also tested, achieving a top speed of 12.2 knots.
Heerema says the ship’s Dynamic Positioning system performed even better than expected, keeping Sleipnir within the footprint of just 12 by 12 inches during work.