Asian Lift, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and Smit Singapore, a member of the Boskalis group of companies, celebrated the naming of Asian Hercules III, which is the largest and most versatile heavy-lift sheerlegs of its kind in the world.
Measuring 106m long and 52m wide with a hook height of at least 120m, the self-propelled floating sheerlegs can perform single lifts of up to 5000-tonne and carry out tandem lifts exceeding 5000-tonne with multiple cranes.
Asian Hercules III increases Asian Lift’s fleet size to a total of five sheerlegs, which includes the 400-tonne Asian Helping Hand III, the 1600-tonne Asian Hercules and the 3200-tonne Asian Hercules II, enabling the company to service even more complex shipbuilding and offshore construction projects.
In Singapore, for its first assignment, Asian Hercules III and Asian Hercules II carried out a tandem lift for the 5300-tonne upper hull of an accommodation semisubmersible that Keppel FELS, the rig design and building arm of Keppel O&M, is constructing.
The sheerlegs were built by Keppel Nantong Shipyard, Keppel O&M’s yard in Nantong, China, which delivered the crane with a perfect safety record of no lost-time incident.
Image from Keppel Corp.
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