MAN Heart for OHT Alfa Lift
MAN Energy Solutions has won an order to supply the engines for a new semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel for Oslo-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT).
MAN’s scope of supply covers 4 × MAN 12V32/44CR GenSets with a total output of 28,800kW.
The new vessel will be built at the shipyard of China Merchants Heavy Industry in Haimen/Nantong with delivery due in the fourth quarter of 2020. The order is for a single vessel, with options for three more.
The Alfa Lift is a heavy installation crane vessel design with semi-submersible heavy transportation capabilities. The vessel is designed to install all types of bottom fixed offshore wind foundations and will also transport and install topsides and subsea modules, in addition to other heavy cargoes within oil and gas.
Featuring a free deck length of 148 metres, and a free deck area of 8,100m² (main) + 2,470 m² (foredeck), the vessel has accommodation for 100 people. It has a total length of 216.3m, and a breadth of 56m.
The vessel design has been developed by OHT in close cooperation with Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, Liebherr and DNV GL.