BigRoll Shipping has announced that COSCO Dalian Shipyard has been contracted to build two additional MC-class Module Carriers, bringing the total number of vessels under construction to four.
The first two vessels, ‘BigRoll Barentsz’ and ‘BigRoll Bering’, were ordered in 2013 and are scheduled for delivery late 2015 and early 2016, respectively.
The two additional vessels will be named ‘BigRoll Baffin’ and ‘BigRoll Beaufort’. They are due for delivery mid-2016 and early-2017, respectively.
The MC-class is BigRoll’s newly designed Module Carrier vessel. It is designed with particular focus on a high ballast capacity, low fuel consumption, high service speed, and excellent sea keeping.
The Dutch-flag MC-class vessels are specifically designed to deliver modules and equipment for large projects and are highly suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic regions as well as directly offshore. They have Finnish Swedish 1A Ice classification and are designed and fully prepared for DP2 dynamic positioning notation.
All BigRoll vessels are named in honour of Arctic explorers, which was inspired by the ships’ suitability for shipping to Arctic areas.