Chinese shipyard delivers derrick lay vessel to SapuraKencana

China’s COSCO Nantong shipyard has delivered a derrick lay vessel, “SapuraKencana 3500” to the Malaysian oilfield services provider SapuraKencana.

The vessel, designed by Ulstein, is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying, installation and heavy lifting. Classed by ABS, the vessel is capable of working in shallow water of up to 200 meters with a ten-point mooring system.

The vessel is also equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, which enables it to carry out heavy-lifting installation of large-scale offshore structures such as platform blocks, modules and jackets, as well as S-type pipe laying operations in water depths of up to 1,500 meters.

SapuraKencana 3500 measures 156.4 meters in LOA (length of all), 44.8 meters in breadth, 16.8 meters in depth, with a design draft of 7.4 meters and a lifting capacity of 3,500 tonnes.


May 19, 2014




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