United Heavy Lift expands fleet with MV UHL Fighter

MV UHL Fighter, vessel number 16 in a series of 17 F900 Eco-Lifter newbuildings was delivered to United Heavy Lift (UHL) on December 11. UHL took delivery of the newbuilding MV UHL Fighter at the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China. “We affirm our company’s commitment to contributing to an eco-friendly shipping industry by investing in fuel-efficient tonnage. We took delivery of seven identical F900 newbuildings in 2021 and are looking forward to complementing our fleet with a final F900 newbuilding in early 2022.” says Mr. Lars Bonnesen, managing director of UHL.

Photo: Delivery ceremony at Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China, 10 December 2021

The last F900 Eco-Lifter newbuilding, MV UHL Felicity, will be delivered to UHL approximately in March 2022. Once the newbuilding program is completed, UHL will service its clients with a fleet of seventeen F900 Eco-Lifter vessels. “The carbon footprint of the F900 class is 30-50% less compared to the existing heavy lift fleet in the market.” states Mr. Bonnesen. “The new vessels offer superior intake and crane capacity to cater to the needs of a wide range of industry clients and cargos.” he adds. The vessels’ weather deck encompasses 2,990 Sqm (123.5 m x 25.6 m). MV UHL Fighter will start her maiden voyage towards Europe with container cargo. She is expected to arrive in Hamburg, Germany in February 2022.