The heavy lift vessel Uglen has upgraded the lifting capacity to 800t at the Nymo yard. The versatile vessel can lift up to 155m above sea level.
Uglen's lifting capacity is upgraded from 600 to 800 tonnes.
Uglen was built in 1978. The heavy lift crane vessel had a lifting capacity of 600 tonnes and with the high lift boom in place the vessel can lift 200 tonnes up to 155 metres above sea level - which is unique even today.
In 1978, HLV Uglen was the first complete vessel to be built at AS Nymo and the largest contract for the yard up to then.
HLV Uglen is operated by Ugland Construction AS in Stavanger. From delivery the lifting vessel has worked most satisfactorily and has been a very important tool for the offshore industry in the construction of a number of oil platforms and for the ship building industry where the vessel has been contracted to lift superstructures and sections.
The high lift boom has been used in the building of suspension bridges in Norway. In fact, most of the suspension bridges in Norway have been lifted in place by Uglen.
Despite 36 years in operation, HLV Uglen is in very good shape and has proved that she is still attractive in the market. She is an effective lifting vessel with very good manouvering and high lift capacities.
Uglen's trading area is primarily north Europe with Norway as the most important market.
The offshore industry is the largest contractor covering appoximately 80% of the contract coverage, whilst the remaining contracts relate to ship building, harbour contracts and bridge building.
In recent years, we have seen increasing activity and frequent demand for enhanced lifting capacity. Hence, the decision to upgrade Uglen's lifting capacity from 600 to 800 tonnes.