World record: Heerema’s crane vessel Sleipnir lifts 15,300 metric tons

8 September 2019, Leiden, The Netherlands

Heerema's SSCV Sleipnir, the world's largest crane vessel, has broken the world-lifting record with a 15,300 metric ton lift this weekend! The vessel successfully installed the topsides for Noble Energy's Leviathan development in the Mediterranean. 

For the Leviathan development, Sleipnir installed its two main topsides with a total weight of 24,500 metric tons in less than 20 hours. Our client selected Sleipnir for the job for the vessel's lifting capacity of 20,000 metric tons, as this meant fewer lifts saving time and costs!

Heerema's CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven noted that 'we are very proud of this achievement. Sleipnir is a unique vessel; it is LNG-powered, which means fewer harmful emissions and with its massive lifting capacity we can help our clients have fewer lifts and smaller budgets!'

Noble Energy's VP of Major Projects George Hatfield: 'The long and successful relationship between Noble Energy and Heerema continues with the safe and efficient execution by Sleipnir and her team. As always, Heerema's commitment to provide operational excellence can be seen throughout this project'.