OMC takes delivery of pipelay/construction vessel

Vessel & ROV News - January 6, 2012

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UAE-based Oceanic Marine Contractors (OMC) has taken delivery ofOceanic 5000, which will service the offshore oil and gas construction sector.

The vessel, which the company claims is the largest of its type in the region, is designed for worldwide operations and will focus on the installation and removal of subsea pipelines and offshore structures.

Built at the ZPMC shipyard in Changxing, China, the multi-purpose, GL-classed vessel recently arrived the UAE where it is being prepared for its first project, installing jackets, topsides and subsea pipelines in the Gulf.

Oceanic 5000 is capable of laying pipes of up to 60in in diameter and in water depths of up to 300m. It has a lifting capability of 4,400 tonnes.

The vessel is198m overall with a breath of 48.0m, draught of6.9-9.2m and has dynamic positioning to DP2 standrad plus aa 10-point mooring system.

Accommodation is provided for398 persons. The vessel is capable of laying pipe with an outer diameter of6-60 inches,and thecrane has a capacity of 4,400 totonnes/3,000 tonnesr revolving @ 3.5 deggrees.

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