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    Construction of Ceona Amazon making good progress

    Vessel & ROV News // September 5, 2014

    Ceona Amazon, Ceona Offshore's fully-owned field development vessel, has been floated out at Bremerhaven, Germany. The vessel had been towed-out from Crist yard, Poland, last April.

    The vessel reached its latest major construction milestone at the Lloyd Werft yard in Bremerhaven, and is set for completion at the end of November.

    Ceona is a SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities and the Ceona Amazon, its flagship vessel, represents the next step forward in pipelay and heavy subsea construction technology innovation.

    Ceona Amazon is a 199m versatile deepwater field development asset, able to offer one-stop-shop offshore trips for clients’ projects. It has a product carrying capacity of 5,000 tonnes of flexible or 8,500 tonnes of rigid pipe stored on and below her 4,600m˛ deck, twin 400 tonne AHC cranes capable of working in tandem lifting mode, and innovative on-vessel pipeline fabrication capabilities (welding, NDT and FJC).

    The outfitting at Bremerhaven follows successful floatation at Crist yard in Poland back in April. Currently all major machinery, equipment and the helideck are installed. Accommodation, piping and electrical outfitting are in progress with system commissioning due to commence in the next few weeks.

    Once work in Germany has been completed, Ceona Amazon will move to Huisman yard in Schiedam (the Netherlands) for installation of a 570 tonne pipelay tower and the two 400 tonnes cranes before entering into operation early 2015.

    Ceona COO, Stuart Cameron, said: "We are extremely pleased to have reached this milestone in the Amazon’s construction. The quality of the work being performed by Lloyd Werft is second to none and we look forward to moving onto the final construction phase in the Netherlands at the end of the year.

    "Progress at Huisman has also been very satisfactory with both 400 tonne cranes having completed FAT, and the 570 tonne pipelay tower near completion some 3 months ahead of schedule. By early 2015, the Ceona Amazon is set to deliver true value and versatility to our clients, through her ability to operate in multiple pipelay and operational modes”.

     

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