AMC Connector Helideck SNORRE platform

AMC Connector Completes Riser Replacement at Statoil’s SNORRE B

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April 12, 2012

SINGAPORE – EMAS AMC has successfully completed the first of several riser replacements for Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The scope of the riser replacement on Snorre B and the other floating platforms comprised by the contract includes riser recovery and installation work. In offshore operations, EMAS AMC has utilized the state-of-the-art construction vessel AMC Connector.

“We are very pleased to have completed the first of several riser replacements for Statoil. This project is important to EMAS AMC, as it showcases a combination of our reputable engineering capabilities with our modern fleet of construction assets. We are looking forward to successfully completing the work on the rest of the floating platforms,” says Svein Haug, Regional Head for EMAS AMC Europe and Africa.

Engineering and planning commenced in January 2012, while the offshore operations on Snorre B took place in March 2012.

AMC Connector vessel details:

The AMC Connector is one of the largest and most advanced subsea installation and construction vessels available in the world capable of operating in waters 3,000 meters. The Connector is DP3 equipped and has two heave-compensated offshore cranes and a VLS system with pay-load capacity of 9,000 tonnes

MAIN PARTICULARS
Length Overall …………………………………………………………………… 156.9 m
Breadth Moulded …………………………………………………………………. 32.0 m
Depth main deck …………………………………………………………………. 12.0 m
Design draft midship………………………………………………………………. 6.5 m
Deadweight ……………………………………………………………………. 13 000 mt
Gross tonnage …………………………………………………………………….. 16 000
Speed at draft 5.5 m approx …………………………………………………17 knots

MANEUVERING AND POSITIONING
Dynamic positioning system IMO DP-Class III Reference systems:
2 x Seapath, 2 x DGPS, 2 x HPR HiPaP 500, Fanbeam
Thruster control system
4 x joystick panels on bridge

ROV SYSTEM
2 x (Schilling HD) Work Class ROV systems
One centre moonpool and two sliding side port with LARS

POWER AND PROPULSION
6 x MAN main engines with a total capacity of ……………………..19 200 kW
2 x Cummins auxiliary gen sets with a total capacity of …………..3 800 kW
1 x Scania engine with Stamford emergency generator ………………405 kW
2 x tunnel thrusters ……………………………………………………………1 900 kW
2 x retractable azimuth thrusters …………………………………………1 500 kW
2 x contra-rotating azimuth thrusters ……………………………………3 000 kW
1 x forward swing-up azimuth thruster …………………………………1 800 kW
1 x main propeller with high lift rudder …………………………………4 000 kW

CRANE
400 MT AMC Crane to 3000 M

CAROUSELS
6000 MT above deck / 3000 MT below deck

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