December 20 , 2019
HAMBURG: SAL Heavy Lift is happy to announce that it will expand its fleet with three heavy lift vessels with 800t lifting capacity in early 2020. They will come to serve break bulk and heavy lift clients on world markets via SALs well known Semi-Liner Service, but potentially also offer new service options.
When the new year 2020 dawns, SAL will see their fleet expanding with three vessels – an addition that aims to strengthen its semi-liner service and underline SAL as a leading player in the heavy lift and project cargo segment. The vessels will enter the SAL fleet as type “171” following the long tradition of categorizing vessels in SAL.
It is reliable work horses, of the well-known and commonly recognized P1 Type de-sign that are added to the SAL fleet. They are geared with two 400t SWL cranes ca-pable of lifting up to 800 t in tandem plus an additional 120t SWL crane.
“MV Hanna”, “MV Klara” and “MV Lisa” will join the SAL fleet in the first quarter of 2020. These names represent family members to now former owner Heino Winter Group who will continue to handle the technical ship management of the three vessels.
They will service clients along SALs main trade lanes between Europe and Far East, but also SALs more recently introduced Africa service.
Karsten Behrens, Director, SAL Engineering; “The Type 171 vessels comes with certain technical features such as ice class E3, equivalent to Finnish/Swedish 1A – amongst the highest in the industry.”
The vessels can operate in arctic areas and SAL will now offer Northeast passage transits when suitable.
Karsten Behrens continues; “The vessels also have very high crane pedestals which provides a much greater lifting height, in fact amongst the best in our fleet. In combi-nation with the strong hydraulic hatch covers and large box shaped holds with multiple tween deck configurations, it gives us an array of options when taking break bulk cargo onboard.”
Sebastian Westphal, CTO, SAL Heavy Lift adds; “The vessels are, as the rest of our fleet, equipped with reliable machinery of high quality. With cranes from TTS-NMF, the MAN main engines and MacGregor hatch covers we find equipment we have tremendous experience with. Despite obvious design differences to our other vessels the Type 171’s will be reliable work tools in our fleet and will add value.”
SAL is strengthening its fleet during a time where a greater part of its existing heavy lift fleet is engaged in renewable and oil & gas projects.
Dr. Martin Harren, CEO, SAL Heavy Lift says; I am very happy that we have been able to add these vessels to our heavy lift fleet. This way SAL will be able to service clients which may at times look for ships that can take larger volumes of cargo in combination with heavy lift items. With SAL Engineering providing the engineering solutions and our SAL crew manning the vessels, we continue to offer our well-known
SAL quality and know-how, but in a larger scale – something that I am sure clients, both new and existing, will come to enjoy.”
Dr. Martin Harren concludes: “We have a long-lasting relation with the Winter family, and I am happy to see their continued involvement with these three ‘large ladies’.”
SAL will inform about the specific take over dates on their website, where also more information about vessels can be found.
SAI MARITIME & MANAGEMENT P. LTD., are the General Agents for SAL HEAVY LIFT in India and can be contacted for further information.