The first steel – cutting taking place in CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland and marks the start for Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG for the construction of the new large, multifunction, dynamic positioned construction for London-based CEONA.
Her keel will be laid already in August also at the CRIST Shipyard in Gdynia in Poland as part of a co-operative venture which Lloyd Werft has already found to be positive and which has enabled the German yard to further develop its strategy as a completion facility.
Delivery of the ship to the owner CEONA will take place in October 2014.
Although the detailed design of the vessel started already in January the first steel-cutting marks traditionally the start of the construction of the vessel.
Lloyd Werft´s executive Ruediger Pallentin, project manager Friedrich Norden, head of the design office Benedikt Dreymann joined the little ceremony together with CEONA´s representatives Svenn Dahl and Cliff Miller and representatives of CRIST.
With the building of the “Ceona Amazon”, Lloyd Werft is continuing to develop its ability as a builder of specialist vessels at a very high level. In doing so it is also exploiting positive and proven partnerships such as that with the Gdansk Crist Shipyard, which is once again building the hull of a newbuilding for the Lloyd Werft. The ship will then be completed in Bremerhaven.
For Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven the contract demonstrates above all else that the shipyard has proved itself to be an international frontrunner in the building of highly specialised ships. Principally however the newbuilding is a logistical challenge. “It is the details which make such a large-scale contract a challenge”, says Ruediger Pallentin “something that is always particularly attractive to us”.
The new ship is 199,4 m long, 32,2 m wide, drawing 8,0 m and of 33.000 GT
The newbuilding will not only boast cabins for 200 skilled personnel but will also have extensive stowage space below deck for pipes and connecting components. This capability guarantees owners a wide radius of operations for the newbuilding, which will need to lay fixed and flexible pipes on the seabed in water as deep as 3,000 meters.
The laying of the pipes will take place through a moon pool. A satellite-operated DP2 system will enable the CEONA AMAZON to accurately maintain position and heading. Now almost commonplace will be the heli-pad which the ship will have installed above the bow, her seven thrusters at bow and stern and the ROVs which will supervise the work at great depths. Pipes will be fed non-stop from the cargo hold making the “Ceona Amazon” a very special floating factory operation, largely independent of land support.
On the ship’s 4,600 sqm deck to the rear of the superstructure, two 400 ton capacity heavy load cranes to port and a 30 ton knuckle boom crane amidships will help transport the pipes into a bending and laying system after they have been joined by robotic welding units. This special system will not be installed at Lloyd Werft but at Huisman in the Netherlands. Lloyd Werft will deliver the “Ceona Amazon” to her owners in October 2014, complete with her 108 comfortable cabins and infrastructure for 200 crewmembers, prior to the final installation of her special technology in the Netherlands.