The M/V Industrial Dolphin, the fifth of six new heavy lift ships joining the Intermarine services fleet, was delivered in Portugal in Mid October. The ship was immediately put into service and positioned to El Ferrol, Spain, where the vessel loaded a number of wind turbine components for Houston, Texas. While in Houston, the vessel was presented with a Maiden Voyage plaque from the Port of Houston Authority. Upon completing discharge operations, the vessel joined Intermarine’s services fleet to South America.
Designated by Intermarine as the D-Class vessels, the six ships are named Industrial Diamond, Industrial Destiny, Industrial Dawn, Industrial Dream, Industrial Dolphin, and Industrial Dart. The 8,000dwt vessels feature dual 250 metric ton cranes that may be combined for 500-ton lifts. With an overall length of 120 meters and beam of 20 meters, the ships have the same hull design as the seven Century class vessels also built by the ENVC yard and operated by Intermarine services. The new ships incorporate enhanced cargo handling capability and increased lifting capacity. When this order is completed in 2008, Intermarine’s service fleet will feature 13 of these versatile mid-sized heavy lift ships.
Intermarine is a worldwide provider of ocean transport as well as inland heavy haul transportation services for breakbulk, specialized project and heavy lift cargoes.