The task and requirements
Developing deepwater oilfields is increasingly economically viable. This implicates operations in remote areas. This new pipelaying vessel has been designed by IHC Offshore & Marine in close cooperation with Subsea 7 to support the recently awarded five-year vessel charter contract with Petrobras. To fulfil Petrobras’ requirements, the vessel will be equipped for transporting and installing flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths of up to 3,000 metres, including: a tiltable lay system with a top tension capability of 550 tonnes; two under-deck storage carousels; a large deck crane; and two work-class ROVs.