Van Oord adds shallow water pipelay vessel to fleet

Offshore staff

 ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands -- Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors’ first shallow water pipelay vessel has undergone a naming ceremony at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China.

 The Stingray is designed to install pipelines from 6-60 in. (15.24-152.4 cm) diameter. Van Oord is primarily targeting S-lay in combination with shore approaches and associated activities in water depths of 5-100 m 16.4-328 ft) or more.

 Additionally, the vessel can perform light offshore structure installations such as buoys and manifolds, hook-up, commissioning, piling, and midline tie-ins.

Stingray complements Van Oord’s more familiar offshore services, i.e. construction of landfalls, installation of rock, trench dredging and backfilling, and installation of single point mooring (SPM)-systems and gravity based structures (GBS).

The company says that by offering these activities as one integrated package, it will provide a unique one-stop shop concept for shallow water oil and gas developments.

Main particulars of the vessel:

• Length overall 120 m (393 ft)

• Breadth overall 40 m (131 ft)

• Design draft: 5 m (16.4 ft)

• Classification ABS XA1 Barge

• Accommodation up to 300 persons

• Total installed power 6 x 1,230 kW

• Mooring system 10 x 12 t Flipper Delta

• Crawler crane 250 t Kobelco 2500CE, 42-m (138-ft) boom

• Free deck area 2,000 sq m (21,528 sq ft)

• Allowable deck load 12.5 t/m2

• Tensioners 2 x 70 t capacity

• Welding stations 3 nos. fully automatic welding stations

• NDT / Repair Station 1 no.

• Field Joint stations 3 nos.

• Stinger Fixed, fully adjustable, 55 m (180 ft) length in two sections, ABS certified

• A&R winch 150 t capacity, upgradeable to 200 t

• Main crane 500t revolving crane (Liebherr)

• Main hook capacity: 500 t@18 m (59 ft) radius

• Crane pedestal suitable for upgrade to 2,000 t.



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