BigRoll vessels to be built by COSCO Dalian

BigRoll Shipping has announced that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard to build two MC Class Module Carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in May 2015 and August 2015. The contract has an option for two additional vessels.

The MC Class is designed with a focus on reliability of operations, short loading and discharging time, high service speed and low accelerations and will have Finnish Swedish 1A ice class notation.

The vessels are DP2 prepared. Their overall length is 173 metres with a beam of 42 metres, giving the vessels a deck space of 5,250m2.

The depth is 12 metres and the maximum deadweight of the MC Class vessels is 21,000 tonnes. The vessels are highly suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic, as well as for direct offshore supply.

BigRoll Shipping is a joint venture of heavy lift shipping companies BigLift Shipping and RollDock Shipping.