Photo: ‘Dockwise Vanguard’ leaves Rotterdam loaded with FPSO

Photo Dockwise Vanguard leaves Rotterdam loaded with FPSO
Vanguard leaves with Armada Intrepid (Image source: Port of Rotterdam/Facebook)


World’s largest heavy lift and transportation vessel Dockwise Vanguard has left the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands today, loaded with a very heavy cargo.

Namely the vessel, owned by Dockwise, a subsidiary of Boskalis,  is now on its way to Indonesia, where it will offload the 60.000 tonnes heavy Armada Intrepid FPSO.

Armada Intrepid is first ship-shaped FPSO loaded onto the 275 meters long Dockwise Vanguard, and one of the heaviest cargoes ever transported. Also, with a length of 245 meters, the cargo will be the longest transported on the Vanguard to date. The loading ceremony was held on Friday, May 8.

This is not the first time Dockwise Vanguard carrying an FPSO upon its back, however this is the first ship-shaped one. To explain, Docwise Vanguard recently delivered the ENI Goliat FPSO to Norway, but that unit is of an atypical cylindrical design.

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Offshore Energy Today Staff