Roll Group has added another Module Carrier into their fleet. With a length of 146m, a width of 32m and 12,285t deadweight, this vessel is slightly smaller than the current Module Carriers, BigRoll Bering and BigRoll Beaufort, but it has many similarities. The flush cargo deck measures 123.8 x 32.2 m, compared to 125 x 42 m on the existing fleet. The overall deck load capacity of all Module Carriers is 20 mt/m2. The newly acquired vessel was originally built in 2015, and will soon be painted in Roll Group livery and renamed as BigRoll Biscay.
Adriaan Aarts, Roll Group CEO commented: “We are convinced this is a good investment considering the improving outlook for the years ahead. We expect many developments in the near future and have identified a need for additional tonnage to serve our clients in the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind markets. Our current Module Carriers are perfectly suited to serve these markets but given the large scale of some of the upcoming projects, further expansion of our fleet is necessary. The acquisition of the BigRoll Biscay is the next step in the development strategy of Roll Group.’’