Lloyd Werft Builds Next-Generation Offshore Vessel for CEONA
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Work has already started at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG on the multi-functional offshore construction vessel and pipe-laying platform CEONA AMAZON for London-based shipping company CEONA.
The 33,000gt newbuilding, 199.4m long, 32.2m wide and drawing 7.5m, will be part of a new generation of vessels in the CEONA fleet. The keel will be laid in August this year and she is due to enter service in late 2014.
Based on a drill-ship design, the DP2-equipped CEONA AMAZON boasts exceptional sea-keeping characteristics making it ideal for operations in remote and challenging locations.
It will carry pipe-laying equipment from HUISMAN in Holland and boast extensive under-deck storage capacity for line pipe or umbilicals as well as a deck area of 4,600m2 for further pipe and reel storage, making it independent of costly logistics bases. Two on-board 400t mast head cranes and a single 30t knuckle boom crane – all heave-compensated – enable heavy lift operations including installation of large subsea structures singly or in tandem in water depths to 3000 metres.
Two on-board work-class ROVs will be for operation down to the same depth and CEONA AMAZON will also boast a helipad and 7 thrusters. Capable of laying rigid or flexible pipelines and umbilicals, it will have accommodation for 200 personnel in 114 high standard, comfort- class cabins. The combination of pipe-laying, lifting and mobile asset flexible installation along with remote operation if required make it extremely well-suited to overall offshore field development, CEONA said.
Lloyd Werft, May 31, 2013