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    IHC Merwede secures orders worth €350 million - to build pipelay unit for Sapura

    Yard News // February 6, 2014

    IHC Merwede has been secured orders worth €350 million for a range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s dredging division has confirmed
    new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger, 13 units that will be supplied by IHC Beaver Dredgers and a cutter suction dredger training simulator. The offshore division has also announced orders for the construction of a 300-tonne pipelaying vessel, as well as a J-Lay pipelaying system and a tandem mooring system.

    The 300-tonne pipelaying vessel ordered by Sapura Navegação Marítima will be delivered with a pipelay spread supplied by IHC Engineering Business. This vessel will install flexible pipelines in Brazilian waters, pursuant to Petrobras’ contracts for the
    charter and operation of pipelaying support vessels awarded to Sapura.

    An additional offshore order from Petrofac includes the design and construction of a 2,000-tonne capacity J-Lay pipelaying system. This will be installed on a new deep-water construction vessel to lay 36in diameter pipe in water depths of up to 3,000m.


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