Vessel models shown at Saipem

At this year's Offshore Technology Conference, Saipem America has on display models of its newest vessels, the HOS Mystique, Castoro 7, and Saipem FDS 2.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON --At this year's Offshore Technology Conference, Saipem America has on display models of its newest vessels, the HOS Mystique, Castoro 7, and Saipem FDS 2.

TheSaipem FDS 2 is Saipem's newest deepwater field development vessel. At 183 m (600 ft) it will have a vertical J-lay tower with a 2,000-ton (1,848 metric ton) capacity to handle sealines up to 36 in (91 cm) diameter in up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) water depth. Saipem says the vessel also can S-lay to the same capacity.

TheHOS Mystique is a new 250-ft (76 m) DP-2 ROV support vessel now working in the Gulf of Mexico. The US-flagged vessel has 4,354 sq ft (404.5 sq m) of deck space and a 70-ton (61.5 metric ton), heave-compensated NOV knuckle-boom crane.

05/04/2009

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