The Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. has awarded the building contract for the dynamically positioned platform installation / decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Korea.
The contract value is 454.5 million Euros on a total building sum of over 1.3 billion Euros. The detail design of the vessel has been completed. Long-lead items, such as the power generation equipment and the thrusters, were ordered in March 2007. In June 2008, the high-tensile steel for the topsides and jacket lift systems were ordered. The total value of these orders was 200 million Euros. The invitations to tender for the lift systems of Pieter Schelte will be sent out this summer. Delivery of the completed vessel is foreseen for 2013. Pieter Schelte, with a length of 382 m and a width of 117 m, will have a topsides lift capacity of 48,000 t and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 t. The pipelay tension capacity will be 2000 t, doubling the capacity of Allseas’ Solitaire and thereby surpassing her as the world’s largest pipelay vessel.
The Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. is one of the major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies in the world, operating six specialised vessels which were designed in-house.
Source:Allseas, June 14, 2010: