Pipelayer Sapura Rubi delivered to Sapura Navegação MarítimaVessel & ROV News // August 24, 2015
Sapura Rubi is the fifth of five pipelayers for Sapura Navegação Marítima.
Royal IHC has named and launched the pipelay vessel, Sapura Rubi, in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.
Sapura Rubi is the fifth of five 550 tonne pipelaying vessel that IHC is due to supply to Sapura Navegação Marítima, a joint venture between SapuraKencana and Seadrill. A
Sapura Rubi is destined for Brazilian waters where it will work for Petrobras. The vessel will be equipped with a pipelaying spread designed and built by IHC, and two below-deck storage carousels, with capacities for 2,500 tonnes and 1,500 tonnes of product.
A vertical (tiltable) lay system with a 550 tonne top tension capacity will be permanently installed for the installation of a range of flexible products.