SINOPACIFIC to build first E169 offshore vessel

Offshore staff

SHANGHAI Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) has signed a contract with Van Oord for the construction of one E169 fall-pipe rock installation vessel. The vessel will be built at SINOPACIFIC’s Zhejiang Shipyard and is expected to be delivered in 2016.

This order marks SINOPACIFIC’s significant step of entering into the field of specialized offshore vessels.

Customized according to Van Oord’s requirements, the E169 rock installation vessel is designed for optimal personnel safety and environment protection. It avoids manual handling of equipment with a mechanized configuration, and logistics and maintenance philosophy. Moreover, the E169 vessel also complies with the COMF NOISE 1 and COMF VIB 1 classifications.


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