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Croatian Shipyard Launches “World’s Largest” Heavy Lift Ship


BrodosplitCroatian Shipyard company Brodosplit has just completed the building of the world’s largest heavy lift ship. The complex 473 heavy lift ship, which was the first of its type to be built by any shipyard in the country, was completed in record time.

“We have made the largest ‘heavy lifter’ in the world. It is a prototype which was completed in record time, 21 months, from the start of planning to its launch (today). It is the pride of the shipyard, and I hope there will be more of these types of ships,” said Brodosplit’s CEO Tomislav Debeljak.

The Heavy lift ship, made for Jumbo Shipping, is 152 metres in length, 27 metres in width and has 14,000 tonne deadwight at a draft of 8,1 metres, the ship is equipped with two engines of 4500 kW at 750 rev/min, which will enable them to develop maximum speed of 17 knots. The ship will be equipped with two cranes with a total lifting capacity up to 2,600 tonnes. The Ship was built under the Lloyd’s Register regulations. Brodosplit are set to complete another heavy lift ship for Jumbo Shipping in the next 6 months. (photo: Brodosplit)

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