Dockwise Vanguard is a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel (SSHTV) built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan for the Dutch shipping company Dockwise. DOCKWISE VANGUARD is the largest heavy lift vessel in the world.
The vessel has left the yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries ("HHI") on 1. of February 2013 and started its maiden trip. DOCKWISE VANGUARD will sail to the Samsung Heavy Industries ("SHI") yard in Korea to pick up the giant hull of the Jack / St Malo semi-submersible floating production facility for transportation to the US Gulf of Mexico. DOCKWISE VANGUARD was also contracted to transport the GOLIAT FPSO to northern Norway and the AASTA HANSTEEN spar platform to the Norwegian Sea.
DOCKWISE VANGUARD leaves HHI-Shipyard for its maiden voyage
First steel was cut for the giant in September 2011. The keel laying ceremony took place in December 2011. Large pieces of steel were manufactured at the factory and shaped, before being transported to different construction yards... [More]