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    Naming ceremony held for Van Oord's shallow water pipelay barge

    Vessel & ROV News // October 2, 2012

    Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord has held the naming ceremony for its first shallow water pipelay vessel, Stingray, which was named at COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China.

    The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs A Athmer-Albersen, wife of Managing Director Offshore, Mr J B E M Athmer.

    Stingray is designed in accordance with the highest quality and safety standards in the oil and gas industry and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to install pipelines from 6in to 60in in diameter. The prime focus for Stingray is S-lay pipelaying work in combination with shore approaches and other associated activities in shallow water from 5m up to 100m and more.

    In addition, the vessel is also suitable for a wide range of light offshore installation works like buoy and manifold installation, hook-up, commissioning, piling and midline tie-ins.

    Stingray complements Van Oord’s wide range of offshore services consisting of the construction of landfalls, installation of rock, trench dredging and backfilling and the installation of Single Point Mooring systems and Gravity Based Structures.

    By offering these activities in one integrated service package, Van Oord provides a unique one-stop shop concept for shallow water oil and gas developments, in line with the growth strategy of its offshore activities and the reinforcement of its position as an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contractor.

    Stingray is 120m overall with a breadth overall of 40m, and design draft of 5m. The vessel is classed by ABS + A1 Barge and has accommodation for up to 300 persons.

    The total installed power is 6 x 1,230kW and the barge has a mooring system based on 10 x 12 t Flipper Deltas. It is fitted with a cawler crane (a 250 tonne Kobelco 2500CE, with 42m boom), and has a free deck area 2,000m2. The allowable deck load is 12.5 tonnes/m2.

    The barge has two 70 tonne capacity tensioners, three fully automatic welding stations, NDT/repair station, three field joint stations , a fixed, fully adjustable, 55m stinger and 150 tonne A&R winch which is upgradeable to 200 tonnes.

    The main crane is a 500 tonne revolving crane from Liebherr with main hook capacity of 500 tonnes at 18m radius. It has a crane pedestal suitable for upgrade to 2,000 tonnes.


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