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    Sea Trucks reports "outstanding performance" by Jascon 25 offshore Australia

    Vessel & ROV News // September 28, 2009

    Sea Trucks Group says it is "delighted" to report ongoing outstanding performance of its recently delivered multi-purpose DP3 crane/pipelay vessel Jascon 25 in its first six months of operation supporting a major SURF installation project in North West Australia, on behalf of the Seastream Joint Venture.

    In June, Jascon 25 completed several heavy lifts of subsea structures weighing 650-710 tonnes. "Capacity to make such lifts from SURF installation vessels opens up a new degree of flexibility in the design and layout of subsea fields in remote locations where specialised heavy lift facilities are not economically available. These lifts are perhaps the heaviest ever completed from a SURF vessel where the same vessel is then utilized for the remaining pipe lay, moorings and tie in and commissioning work scopes," said the company.

    More recently, Jascon 25 commenced installation of flexible flowlines, risers and umbilicals. The vessel was able to install a 10in flexible production line in wind speeds of over 30 knots and significant wave heights exceeding 4m.

    "In these weather conditions Jascon 25 remained stable and was able to safely continue operations whilst other SURF vessels in the same field location were on weather standby," said the company.

    Fraser Moore, Vice President Operations at Sea Trucks Group, said: “The outstanding performance of Jascon 25 in its SURF installation mode during challenging weather conditions was a great achievement for the vessel, its crew and the Seastream project team. It is all the more remarkable when noted that the Jascon 25 is also able to offer our clients steel pipelay installation (on DP), Floatel services with over 350 beds available and a very competitive transit speed."

    "We believe that this exceptionally competitive performance in the SURF market segment demonstrates the excellent capabilities of the vessel and shows the great potential of the Sea Trucks Group 'hybrid' vessel design philosophy. We now look forward to the successful completion of this project”.

     

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