New record on the way for Blue Water

Transporting 140-metre long hull sections will set the record for the longest cargo ever shipped through the Russian river system

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We will break our own record with this transport. The entire project is handled in close cooperation between several of our offices with many years of experience within this field

16 September 2015 10:42

Earlier this year, Blue Water signed a logistics contract with Baku Shipyard covering the transport of two hull sections for a vessel. Now, the two sections weighing a total of 10,800 tons have left Singapore heading for the Caspian Sea. The route goes through the Suez Canal and the Black Sea proceeding through the Russian Volga-Don river system and its 18 locks.

"The loading operations went as planned in Singapore where the sections were towed onto a waiting semi-submersible vessel by use of tug boats. A long and interesting journey now lies ahead", says Project Manager Lars Skov Christensen.

Throughout the years, Blue Water has performed several challenging transports in the Caspian Region. The company has among others things set a record when transporting the longest cargo ever through the river system in 2007. A new record is now on the way.

"We will break our own record with this transport. The entire project is handled in close cooperation between several of our offices with many years of experience within this field", says Lars Skov Christensen.

The sections are 140 metres long, 16 metres wide and 17 metres high. Together they make up the hull for the vessel "Khankendi" - a new SCV (Subsea Construction Vessel). Once completed, "Khankendi" will be deployed for the Shah Deniz field, which is located off the shore in Azerbaijan.

16 September 2015 10:42

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Thomas Bek

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Lars Skov Christensen

Lars Skov Christensen

Project Manager

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