Beluga Shipping GmbH, the global market leader in the project & heavy lift shipping segment, today announced plans to make further investments in the super heavy lift market, extend its existing business segments, and improve its overall service offering. Initially, additional growth is expected in the offshore wind farm sector. Later on, the offshore market is expected to become Beluga’s second main pillar alongside the attractive niche market of project and heavy lift cargo shipping: the company’s core focus since it was founded in 1995.
For more than 12 months Beluga has been engaged in the development and construction of the P-3 ship series. These special multi-purpose heavy lift project carriers will be fitted with cranes capable of lifting weights of up to 2,000 tons in tandem using their on board 1,000 ton cranes. The market conditions for these carriers have significantly improved over the last 18 months allowing Beluga to further extend its position as global market leader.
In addition, Beluga is engaged in the construction and development of erector ships for its Joint Venture with Hochtief Construction AG: BELUGA HOCHTIEF Offshore. These erector ships – a type of jack-up vessel – will be able to load, transport and even install offshore wind energy farms. In addition to these erector ships, Beluga is also planning two cable-laying ships and two supply vessels for the offshore wind farm sector.