Seaway 7 has taken delivery of a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel.
The company entered into a bareboat contract with United Faith for its newbuild vessel Xin Qun 3, renamed Seaway Swan.
The 50,000 dwt semi-submersible has an open stern and large deck free from obstructions.
This addition to Seaway 7’s fleet will further extend the company’s capacity to load larger and longer cargoes such as XXL monopiles, and modules that would typically need to be skidded on and off the vessel over the stern.
Seaway Swan is suitable for float-over operation projects, feeder duties alongside installation vessels, and offshore (subsea) construction support, due to its dynamic positioning (DP2) capabilities.
The vessel has been built by Qingdao Beihai shipyard, part of the CSSC group. Successful sea trials were completed at the beginning of April and all systems, functions, and capabilities are reported to be working well. Its maiden voyage will commence later this summer when Seaway Swan will transport four large ship-to-ship cranes from their pick-up point in Qingdao, China, to Alexandria, Egypt, for discharge in September.
The vessel is registered in Norway and carries the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) flag.
Seaway 7 now operates six heavy transport vessels, as well as two heavy lift vessels, three cable vessels, and currently has two newbuild next-generation offshore wind installation vessels under construction.