Global Industries to build another Ulstein Sea of Solutions designVessel & ROV News // April 17, 2008
Global Industries is to be build an evolved version of the Global 1200.
US offshore major Global Industries has decided to build another new pipelay/heavy lift vessel designed by Dutch design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions.
The vessel, named Global 1201, will be an evolution of the Global 1200, currently under construction at Keppel Singmarine and also designed by the Dutch company.
Scheduled to enter service in April 2011, the dynamically-positioned Global 1201 is a combination derrick/pipelay vessel with 1,200 tonne lifting capacity, pipe laying capacity up to 3,000m water depth and 60in concrete coated pipe.
The main crane will also feature deep water lowering capabilities.
With a transit speed of up to 15 knots the vessel will be able to mobilise swiftly around the world.
Like its sister ship Global 1200, Global 1201 is a customised version of the Ulstein Sea of Solutions’ SOC 600 design.
The design incorporates an AmClyde single post crane on the aft and a centre firing line on the freeboard deck, the latter being a distinctive feature of most Ulstein Sea of Solutions pipelay designs.