Ceona Amazon, flagship of London-based Ceona, is now at the Huisman Schiedam quayside in The Netherlands.
The vessel arrived at the Huisman yard after being officially christened in Germany at the beginning of December. It will now be equipped with a 570 tonne multi-lay pipe tower and two heavy duty 400 tonne offshore cranes.
Ceona Amazon has been internally designed at Ceona and built to perform in multiple pipelay and operational modes.
According to Ceona, its in-house designed G-lay pipelay system features an inclinable lay spread with a top tension of 570 tonnes and a rigid firing line system. It combines the offshore assembly of rigid pipe joints along a traditional firing line, then plastic bending of the pipe through a route similar to that of a reel-lay vessel, completed by a vertical exit through the moonpool (J-lay), Ceona explains.
With capacity to carry 8,500 tonnes of pipe, the Ceona Amazon will be able to lay rigid and flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and install heavy subsea structures or floaters (TLP, semi or FPSO) using its two 400 tonne subsea cranes working in tandem.
Offshore Energy Today Staff
Image source: Huisman Equipment – Douglas Neil Robertson