Bumi Armada Berhad contracts for derrick lay bargeVessel & ROV News // March 31, 2009
Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada) has contracted Keppel Shipyard for the construction of a derrick lay barge for pipe laying operations in waters of up to 100m in depth.
It will be built in two separate hull strips and mechanically completed in Keppel Shipyard before being transported through the narrow Volga-Don River Canal System to a shipyard in the Caspian Sea for the joining of the vessel.
The hull sections are expected to cross the canal by November 2009.
Bumi Armada, a long-standing customer of Keppel Shipyard is also currently converting their FPSO Armada Perdana at the yard.