The largest heavy lift vessel in the world, the Dockwise Vanguard Heavy Transport Vessel that is currently being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, Korea. The surface preparation is being being done with Eurogrit aluminium silicate (coal slag) blast cleaning abrasive.
The Dockwise Vanguard is a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel (SSHTV) being built by for the Dutch shipping company Dockwise. Upon its completion, Dockwise Vanguard will become the largest heavy lift vessel in the world. The Dockwise Vanguard has been awarded the Spotlight on New Technology Award by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
In February 2011, HHI was contracted to build a new ultra-large transport vessel for Dockwise. Delivery is scheduled for October 2012, with the vessel scheduled to enter commercial service after completing sea trials. By the end of 2012, the vessel will transport the Jack St. Malo platform hull from Korea to the US Gulf of Mexico as part of its first contract.
Dockwise Vanguard was also contracted to transport the Goliat FPSO to northern Norway and the Aasta Hansteen spar platform to the Norwegian Sea.