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  • McDermott Announces Planned J-Lay Modifications for Pipelay and Construction Vessel Amazon
    édité le 01/08/2018 - Plus de news de "McDermott" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "McDermott"


McDermott Announces Planned J-Lay Modifications for Pipelay and Construction Vessel Amazon
McDermott International, Inc. announced its modification plans to convert the Amazon to an ultra-deepwater J-Lay vessel.

The Amazon will be capable of installing hex-joints up to 24 inches (60 centimeters) in diameter on a worldwide basis. The Amazon is operated by McDermott under a long-term bareboat charter that started in 2017. The vessel is equipped with twin 400 metric ton (440 ton) cranes and accommodations for 200 personnel.

The modifications will consist of removing the existing tower and replacing it with a J-Lay system with 1,500 metric tons (1,653 tons) of dynamic top tension on the tower, which will enable large subsea structures and hex sections of pipelines from 4.5 to 24 inches (11 to 60 centimeters) to be installed. The Amazon modifications will include an integrated multi-joint facility, where single joints will be welded to form hex joints. The 10,000 metric tons (11,023 tons) of existing cargo space onboard will remove the requirement for onshore facilities to produce the multi-joints, enhancing mobility of the vessel and reducing reliance on shore bases for support.

"Today's announcement represents our strategic vision for the Amazon to competitively position it as one of the world's best ultra-deepwater vessels," said David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. "Expected to have one of the most efficient J-Lay systems in the world, the Amazon will enable McDermott to pursue major field development projects with rigid pipelay requirements at depths of nearly 3,500 meters (11,500 feet). This is an exceptional opportunity for the Company to expand the technical capabilities of our global fleet and address the anticipated growth in deepwater and ultra-deepwater spending."

Royal IHC from the Netherlands (IHC) has been selected to design and build the J-Lay system, based on IHC's innovative and proprietary design, and will perform overall management of the modification project. The original equipment manufacturers will be used for all modifications to the ship's systems, including an additional five megawatts of power and pipe handling cranes, under the management of IHC.

"The extensive use of existing proven technology and process automation, combined with early collaboration with the system designers, means we expect to have a very efficient and cost effective asset," said Alan Marriott, Global Vice President, Marine Assets & Operations. "The Amazon will provide a key enabling asset within the McDermott fleet. The vessel is designed to be self-sufficient, allowing easy transition from project to project. The vessel is expected to provide pull through opportunities for the rest of the McDermott subsea fleet."

Initial engineering began on the project in October 2017 and transitioned into full engineering design in January 2018. McDermott will pay for the modification project primarily through an increased bareboat charter rate over an extended 12 year term once the modifications are complete. The Amazon owners have secured an export credit-backed senior loan facility from a group of lenders.

The Amazon will be delivered to IHC in the Netherlands in August 2019 for a conversion period that is expected to last 10 months. Redelivery to McDermott is expected in the summer of 2020.

About McDermott

McDermott (NYSE: MDR) is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today. Our proprietary technologies, integrated expertise and comprehensive solutions deliver certainty, innovation and added value to energy projects around the world. Customers rely on McDermott to deliver certainty to the most complex projects, from concept to commissioning. It is called the "One McDermott Way." Operating in over 54 countries, McDermott's locally focused and globally-integrated resources include approximately 40,000 employees and engineers, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels and fabrication facilities around the world.

About Profile Royal IHC

In an ever-changing political and economic landscape, Royal IHC enables its customers to execute complex projects from sea level to ocean floor in the most challenging of maritime environments.
We are a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets. With a history steeped in Dutch shipbuilding since the mid-17th Century, we have in-depth knowledge and expertise of engineering and manufacturing high-performance integrated vessels and equipment, and providing sustainable services. From our head office in The Netherlands and with 3,000 employees working from sites and offices on a global basis, we are able to ensure a local presence and support on every continent.
Dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors, mining houses and government authorities all over the world benefit from IHC’s high-quality solutions and services. With our commitment to technological innovation, in which sustainability and safety are key, we strive to continuously meet the specific needs of each customer in a rapidly evolving world.


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