March 2 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) subsidiary Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries has completed the construction of the heavy lift crane vessel Hyundai-10000 at its shipyard in Yeongam, South Korea.

After a series of final tests, Hyundai-10000 will join HHI's existing offshore facility-building infrastructure in Ulsan in March, and will begin operating in April of this year.

The vessel, which is equipped with eight double truss jib cranes and measures 182 m long, 70 m wide and 11 m deep, will increase HHI's maximum lifting capacity per module from 1,200 tonnes to 8,000 tonnes.

Upon delivery, the heavy lift vessel will be used to build 19 offshore projects including an FPSO for BP at HHI's offshore yard in Ulsan.