Royal IHC orders equipment for Subsea 7’s new reel lay vessel

Royal IHC has ordered a marine compressed air system from TMC and electrical installations from Croonwolter&dros and Bakker Sliedrecht for the new reel lay vessel it is constructing for Subsea 7.

TMC said on Tuesday it would deliver a complete marine compressed air system to the reel lay vessel being designed by Royal IHC for Subsea 7.

The company added that the scope of work included the provision of a complete marine compressed air system, including two 84kW water cooled compressors, three air-cooled air dryers for control and working air.

The equipment will be shipped from TMC’s headquarter in Oslo to Royal IHC in the Netherlands.

Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development, said: “The newbuild market for offshore vessels has been through a rough patch in recent years, so it feels great to deliver compressors to this industry segment again, especially when it is for such an advanced vessel.”

Royal IHC also awarded a deal to Croonwolter&dros and Bakker Sliedrecht to deliver complete electrical installation for the vessel.

The scope of the deal entails the engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of electrical installations.

Under the deal, Bakker Sliedrecht and Croonwolter&dros will integrate a main switchboard, auxiliary switchboards, water-cooled electrical drive systems for thrusters, motors for Azimuth thrusters, motors for retractable Azimuth thrusters, and motors for bow thrusters.

The contract also includes the installation of dynamic positioning design according to Lloyds AAA requirements (DP3), alarm, monitoring, control systems, navigation and communication equipment, main power supply for all mission equipment, complete lighting installation, and complete cable installation and connection.

The integrated reel lay vessel will be the ninth vessel for Subsea 7 that will be fitted with an electrical installation of Croonwolter&dros and Bakker Sliedrecht, all nine of which were built by Royal IHC.

It is worth reminding that, following a letter of intent in September 2017, Royal IHC and Subsea 7 signed a contract for the design and build of the vessel in October 2017. The cutting of first steel for the vessel is scheduled for March this year.

As for the delivery, it is scheduled for the first half of 2020. Once finished, it will be capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems from shallow waters to depths up to 3,000 meters.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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