HAMBURG: Project and outsize cargo carrier United Heavy Lift has ordered two more F900 Eco-Lifter vessels to add to a fleet of 17 delivered between 2019 and this year.
The company is phasing out all its UHL 800 P-type vessels in a bid to operate a modern and fuel-efficient multipurpose heavy lift fleet. The newbuilds will be delivered from the CSSC shipyard in Hudong, China in 2023 and 2024.
According to managing director Andreas Roiner, the new class features high- and low-pressure SCR catalysts to meet IMO Tier III requirements.
“The carbon footprint of the F900 class is 30-50 percent less compared to the existing heavy lift fleet in the market,” added UHL managing director Lars Bonnesen.
With a total capacity of over 25,000 sq.mt. and a twin-crane lift capacity of up to 900 tonnes, the vessels are part of a new company ESG strategy aimed at reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions from its own operations and helping its customers reduce Scope 3.
Scope 1 covers the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that a company makes directly. Scope 2 reflects indirect emissions - for example when the energy it buys for heating and cooling buildings is being produced on its behalf. Scope 3 are the emissions related to a company’s value chain including buying products from its suppliers or from its products or services used by its customers.
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