Roll Group’s subsidiary Dutch heavy-lift specialist RollDock Shipping has announced it is purchasing their seventh vessel, the MV RollDock Sky from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) India.
The ship, which is a semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel, accounts being the third acquired from L&T.
The newly acquired vessel is scheduled to be directly commissioned to service after undergoing some upgrades.
It will add to the Roll Group’s existing fleet of five semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessels.
Following a conclusion of RollDock and L&T’s cooperation in 2013, the latter had continued building the third semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel.
The vessel later had engaged the attention of RollDock staff by exhibiting its quality and progress, during a visit at the L&T shipyard.
Roll Group noted that the management, supervisory board and shareholders had arrived at the decision to buy the vessel against moderate market conditions and christened the vessel as MV RollDock Sky.
Roll Group CEO Wout van der Zwan said: "We are very proud that despite the unfavorable economic times, we are still able to maintain the growth strategy of our business."
The MV RollDock Sky features in the series of the other two vessels, MV RollDock Sun and MV RollDock Sea.
RollDock has two more vessels, whose construction is underway, delivery of which will augment the number of fleet to seven within the next 12 months.
The Rolldock vessels feature three modes of loading and unloading of cargo- roll-on roll-off, float-in float out and lift-on lift-off.
Image: An image of the newly acquired MV RollDock Sky. Photo: courtesy of RollDock.