The ULSTEIN HX118 heavy lift crane vessel design is the successor to the successful and proven ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design, with the primary markets offshore wind foundation installation and oil & gas decommissioning. The vessel offers a well-balanced combination of payload, flush work deck area and lifting capacity.

Principal dimensions

215.0 m
56.0 m
Draught (max):
7.5-10 m
Speed (max):
13 kn
150 - 200 POB
Deck area:
8,000 sqm
Crane capacity:
5,000 mT

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration


Dead weight:
40,000 mT
Propulsion thrusters:
4 x 3,500 kW
Retractable thrusters:
2 x 3,000 kW
Tunnel thrusters:
2 x 3,000 kW
Main gen sets (dual fuel):
4x 7,500 kW
Deck strength:
15 t/sqm
Project space/cargo hold:
1,100 sqm

Featured solutions

Together with its powerful DP2/DP3 system and mooring capability, the vessel meets the market demand for CAPEX-friendly, yet flexible future-proof assets that can handle XL monopiles and jacket foundations.

  • Positioning system: DP2/DP3, 8-point mooring
  • Alternative fuel prepared (methanol/ammonia/hydrogen)

Mission equipment

  • Main crane, typically 5,000 mT @ 36 m TMC with foldable A-frame
    • Main hook: Dual main hoist
    • Main hook height (above deck): 125 m

Please contact us for more information

Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.

Cornerstone Building (6th floor)
Rotterdam Airportplein 32
3045 AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 10 475 00 11