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    Chouest newbuild due next month

    Vessel & ROV News // October 25, 2002
    Edison Chouest Offshore will take delivery of the world 's largest anchor handler in November of this year from North American Shipbuilding in Louisiana.

    The 106m Laney Chouest will then begin work laying permanent moorings for the Na Kika semi-submersible, based in the Gulf of Mexico in water depths of between 1,770m and 2,130m.

    As Rolls-Royce Marine noted recently, such a large anchor-handler requires a large winch, and she will therefore be equipped with a Rauma Brattvaag low pressure hydraulic unit capable of 600 tonnes of pulling power.

    The four drums will have a brake holding load of no less than 700 tonnes, and will each be able tohold 3,350m of 127mm wire. The vessel will also be equipped with four drums capable of holding 1600m of 127mm synthetic rope each.

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