FDS2 J-lay spread sails to Korea

IHC Engineering Business (EB) has shipped out the J-lay system for the new Saipem FDS2 (Field Development Ship).

Offshore staff

RIDING MILL, UK -- IHC Engineering Business (EB) has shipped out the J-lay system for the new Saipem FDS2 (Field Development Ship).

The equipment is en route to Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard in South Korea where EB’s engineers will assist Saipem and Samsung with installation and commissioning on the vessel.

The new system will be able to accommodate pipes from 4-36-in (10-91 cm) diameter, and is rated at 2,000 ton hang-off capacity. Through adjusting the angle of the tower from 45º to 96º, the system will be able to lay pipe in shallow and deepwater.

According to EB, the J-lay system is 65 m (213 ft) tall and 14 m (46 ft) wide. The total weight of the tower, including all pipe-handling equipment, is 2,500 tons.

06/04/2010

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