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    DP 3 pipelay/crane vessel Jascon 25 christened

    Vessel & ROV News // August 29, 2008

    The Sea Trucks Group and Seastream have announced that the christening of Jascon 25, the newly outfitted and commissioned offshore DP3 pipelay crane vessel has taken place at Kim Heng Shipyard.

    Built to ABS rules this specialized vessel will be operated by the Sea Trucks Group.

    After successful sea trials Jascon 25 will start its first contract in Western Australia for BHP Billiton in the Pyrenees oilfield development project, performed by Seastream, the joint venture between the Sea Trucks Group and Wellstream International Ltd, manufacturer of flexible pipe products.

    The project comprises the management, engineering and installation of 60km of flexible risers and flowlines and associated installation work.

    Jacques J Roomans, President & CEO of the Sea Trucks Group said: “We are extremely proud to take delivery of the Jascon 25, the first pipelay/construction vessel in the Sea Trucks Group fleet suitable for the deeper water regions, and the second vessel (Jascon 30 was recently delivered) built according to our unique hybrid design concept, based on the successful Jascon 5, which was delivered in Singapore four years ago."

    Four more new construction vessels will be delivered to the Group in the next two-and-a-half years.

    Gordon Chapman, CEO of Wellstream International Ltd. said: "Today represents a major milestone. Wellstream is now able to offer a highly competitive supply and install flexible pipe solution via the new Jascon vessels and our Seastream joint venture. It is an exciting period for Wellstream and will provide our customers with an increased service offering.”


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