Allseas contracts DSME for Pieter Schelte

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea will build Allseas’ new multi-purpose construction vessel Pieter Schelte.

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DELFT, the Netherlands -- Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea will build Allseas’ new multi-purpose construction vessel Pieter Schelte.

Detail design has been completed for the vessel, which will be equipped for pipelay, platform installations, and decommissioning.

DSME’s contract is valued at $550 million. Allseas already has ordered long-lead items, notably the power generation equipment and thrusters, in 2007, and the high-tensile steel for the topsides and jacket-lift systems, in 2008.

The company says it plans to issue tenders for the lift systems this summer.

Pieter Schelte will be 382 m (1,253 ft) long and 117 m (384 ft) wide, with a topsides lift capability of 48,000 tons and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 tons. Its pipelay tension capacity will be 2,000 tons, twice that of Allseas’ Solitaire.



06/11/2010

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