Friday, February 03, 2012


FjellThe Fjell (IMO: 8766296, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel built in 2000 at Jiangsu Jinling Shipyard, China as the Boabarge 20. She was converted into her current form in 2008/2009 for her current owner Fairstar Heavy Transport. The vessel is 147 meters long and 36 meters wide with a summer draught of 6.4 meters. She has a deckspace of 119.80 x 36.00 metres and can be submerged 10 meters above deck. The Fjell is propelled by a Wärtsilä 8L32B3 engine delivering 3,840 kW giving the vessel a transit speed of 12.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with 4 generators, powering the electrical equipment during submerging and in port. She is equipped with two azimuthing thrusters of 4,500 kW and a bow thruster of 1,500 kW. The ballast system is remotely operated from the Bridge or the Engine Control Room. The total ballast pump capacity is 7,400 m3/hr.

The Fjell arrived this morning at Keppel Verolme Shipyard carrying drilling ship Energy Exerter.

Click here for the current position of the Fjell

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