Chinese shipbuilder Cosco Corporation (Singapore) has delivered a heavy-lift pipelay vessel to Malaysia's SapuraKencana.
Delivered from Cosco’s Nantong yard, the SapuraKencana 3500 is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying, installation and heavy lifting.
It is capable of working in shallow water of up to 200 metres with a ten-point mooring system.
Equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, the vessel is able to carry out heavy-lifting installation of large-scale offshore structures such as platform blocks, modules and jackets, as well as S-type pipe laying operations in water depths of up to 1500 metres.
Measuring 156.4 meters in length of all, the vessel has lifting capacity of 3500 tonnes.