Naming ceremony held for Ceona AmazonVessel & ROV News // December 5, 2014
Ceona Amazon will provide heavy subsea construction capability.
SURF contractor Ceona has bolstered its fleet with the naming of its flagship asset, Ceona Amazon, which has been delivered in less than two years of the letter of intent (LOI) for its construction being signed.
Ceona Amazon was internally designed at Ceona and purpose-built to perform in multiple pipelay and operational modes. She also features a large storage capacity and heavy subsea construction capability and is a particularly flexible field development asset.
Lloyd Werft delivered Ceona Amazon on schedule and the vessel was named on 3 December.
The vessel is ideally suited to the deeper waters of West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. After installation of the pipe-laying system and the twin 400 tonne cranes, the Amazon will be the second new vessel – after Polar Onyx – Ceona will bring to the market on time and in less than a year. Polar Onyx and Normand Pacific have gained significant experience in the Brazilian deepwaters for Petrobras, and for independent, IOCs and NOCs in the Gulf of Mexico and in West Africa.
Ceona Amazon is 199.4m long with a breadth of 32.2. She is due to enter service early 2015.