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    Construction contract of Pieter Schelte awarded to Daewoo

    Yard News // July 6, 2010

    Allseas in Switzerland has confirmed that it has awarded the construction contract for the dynamically positioned platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd in Korea.

    The contract value is 454.5 million Euros on a total building sum of over 1.3 billion Euros.

    The detailed design of the vessel has been completed. Long-lead items, such as the power generation equipment and the thrusters, were ordered in March 2007.

    In June 2008, the high-tensile steel for the topsides and jacket lift systems were ordered. The total value of these orders was 200 million Euros.

    The invitations to tender for the lifting systems for Pieter Schelte will be sent out this summer.

    Delivery of the completed vessel is planned for for 2013.

    Pieter Schelte, with a length of 382m and a breadth of 117m, will have a topsides lift capacity of 48,000 tonnes and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 tonnes.

    The pipelay tension capacity will be 2,000 tonnes, doubling the capacity of Allseas’ vessel Solitaire and thereby surpassing her as the world’s largest pipelay vessel.


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