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    Maxita completed and renamed Saipem 3000

    Vessel & ROV News // June 20, 2003
    Sembawang Shipyard has announced that it has completed the conversion of the crane ship Maxita to a sophisticated heavy lift crane vessel, now named Saipem 3000.

    The yard was awarded the project by Saipem (Italy).

    The complex, six-month conversion project called for the joining and outfitting of a new 3,500 ton stern section built in China and the installation of a 2,400 tons Amclyde crane, which was dismantled from another heavy lift vessel, Pearl Marine.

    The newly configured heavy lift crane vessel is capable of dynamic positioning at the highest DP3 standard, suited for worldwide operations in the most severe environmental conditions.

    The main crane foundation has been integrated into the new structure on which two azimuthing and retractable thrusters for propulsion and for dynamic positioning are installed. The A-frame Clyde crane was refurbished and shortened in order to allow passage through Suez Canal to keep air draft below 68m above water line. The newly converted vessel can accommodate up to 195 persons.

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