Leighton International unveils construction vessel Leighton Eclipse

Dubai-based Leighton International has unveiled the pipelay and offshore construction vessel Leighton Eclipse in Batam, Indonesia.

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BATAM, Indonesia -- Dubai-based Leighton International has unveiled the pipelay and offshore construction vessel Leighton Eclipse in Batam, Indonesia.

The 130-m (427-ft) vessel was constructed by Leighton International and will initially be deployed offshore India on a $750-million pipeline replacement project (PRP II) contract for ONGC’s Mumbai High field.

Under the contract, the vessel will install 60 km (37 mi) of pipeline from 6 to 16 in. (15 to 41 cm) in water depths of 70 to 80 m (230 to 262 ft) during the 2009-10 weather window, and a further 60 km (37 mi) the following season.

Leighton Eclipse has been built to ABS class and mobile offshore drilling unit requirements and is Special Purpose Shipping (SPS) code compliant.

The vessel is fitted with a 300-metric ton (331-ton) pedestal crane and can work in water depths of up to 150 m (492 ft). It has facilities for manual, semiautomatic, and fully automatic welding. The vessel uses the latest technology electric mooring winches, and has fully integrated bridge mounted controls, the company says.

10/09/2009

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