China’s Hilong has taken delivery of the ‘Hilong 106’ pipelay derrick barge, boosting its expansion into the offshore engineering and services sector.
The “Hilong 106” was built by Shanghai Heavy Industries (Group) Co., Ltd. and purchased by Hilong in late December 2013.
The 167-m long, 46-m wide “Hilong 106” pipe-lay derrick barge is an offshore engineering vessel that can simultaneously lay pipes at depths of up to 300 meters and lift at up to 3000 tons, with maximum operating draft of 8.7-m.
It is equipped with an advanced S-lay system and key equipment including pipe rolling transmission device, two tensioners with 100-ton constant tension, one 200-ton constant tension A/R winch, a fully-automatic welding station and fully-automatic ultrasonic testing equipment.
It also features a maritime heavy lifting crane with a 3000-ton lifting capacity, a 12-point grip mooring system and six 50-ton davits. The “Hilong 106”, flying Hong Kong flag has already been registered with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). It can accommodate for 310.