Ceona signs contract with Lloyd Werft for construction of Ceona AmazonVessel & ROV News // July 8, 2013
Ceona has finalised its agreement with Lloyd Werft for the construction of a new high-capacity vessel, Ceona Amazon.
With detailed design work well under way and major subcontracts placed already, work will now progress on the fabrication, construction, outfitting and commissioning of the vessel. The keel-laying is planned for August 2013. Fabrication of the hull will take place at Polish yard Crist SA, and the vessel will be outfitted at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven. The multifunction construction and pipelay vessel is set to enter service in December 2014.
Ceona Amazon, which Ceona said is "based on a drill ship design" is SPS compliant and equipped with a DP2 dynamic positioning system. "It will be especially well-suited for operations in remote and challenging locations and capable of laying rigid or flexible pipelines and umbilicals," said the company.
Ceona’s CEO, Steve Preston, commented: "We are very happy to sign on the dotted line here in Bremerhaven with Lloyd Werft, and look forward to seeing the Ceona Amazon take shape. It's a fantastic vessel and we are now focussed on putting it to work following its completion in late 2014.”
Lloyd Werft will deliver the vessel to Ceona in October 2014, prior to final installation work which will be carried out by Huisman in the Netherlands.