550-ton reel-lay system for Shanghai Salvage. (Courtesy Royal IHC)
KINDERDIJK, the Netherlands – Shanghai Salvage has commissioned Royal IHC to supply a 550-ton reel-lay system, said to be the first ever deployed in the Chinese market and claimed to be one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated reel-lay systems.
It will be able to handle rigid and flexible pipes, and will be installed on a new offshore construction vessel that Shanghai Salvage is building.
IHC Engineering Business, a subsidiary of Royal IHC, is undertaking engineering concept design and will manage project execution, in cooperation with sister companies and strategic partners in Europe and China.
The system will be installed on the vessel during 1Q 2020, followed by sea trials.