It is under tow to the Lloyd Werft yard in Bremerhaven, Germany, for additional outfitting. All engines, thrusters, winches, and other major equipment below the underdeck are in place.
The 199-m (653-ft) long vessel can store 5,000 tons of flexible or 8,500 tons of rigid pipe on and below its 4,600-sq m (49,514-sq ft) deck. Other features include twin 400-ton AHC Masthead cranes working in tandem lift mode, and on-vessel pipeline fabrication (welding, NDT, and FJC).
After the work in Germany, the vessel will sail west toHuisman’s yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands, for installation of a 570-ton pipelay tower and 400-ton cranes. It is expected to enter service in early 2015.