Technip’s deepwater pipelay and heavy lift vessel Global 1200 entered the drydock at Damen Ship Repair Rotterdam (DSR) last month for a major upgrade, according to a statement by Damen today.
The prolific Dutch shipbuilder says the vessel’s dynamic positioning system and pipelay equipment will be upgraded and a Special Periodic Survey conducted while in the drydock. The vessel is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping.
DSR’s Managing Director Mark Witjens notes his organization completed a similar project for Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane barge Stanislav Yudin last year.
The Global 1200 is one of two deepwater rigid pipe S-lay and heavy lift vessels owned by Technip and was designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions (SoS) of the Netherlands and built by Singapore-based Keppel Singmarine. The vessel is able to work in waters up to 3,000 meters deep while handling up to 60 inch OD concrete coated pipe. It’s main crane has a 1200 metric ton capacity.