SINGAPORE – COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd. has delivered the SapuraKencana 1200 pipelay heavy-lift vessel to its Asian buyer.
The vessel is designed for multiple functions, including oil piping processing, laying, installation, and heavy lifting. Classed by ABS, the vessel is capable of working in shallow water of up to 200 m (656 ft) with a 10-point mooring system. It is also equipped with DP-3 which enables it to carry out heavy-lifting installation of large-scale offshore structures such as platform blocks, modules, and jackets, as well as S-type pipe-laying operations in water depths of up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft).
The SapuraKencana 1200 measures 153.6 m (504 ft) in length, 35 m (115 ft) in breadth, and 16.8 m (55 ft) in depth, with a design draft of 7.5 m (25 ft) and a lifting capacity of 1,300 metric tons (1,432 tons).