SINGAPORE — Allseas’ new shallow-water offshore construction barge has undergone an inauguration ceremony in Singapore.
The company acquired the flat-bottomed, anchored barge Sandpiper last year and then had it upgraded for pipelaying. It now has a 10-point mooring system and equipment for laying pipe up to a 60-inch diameter and a piggyback firing line for 6.50-inch pipe.
It also has a davit system for performing mid-line tie-ins and an 800-t crane for construction work.
Sandpiper will operate mainly in shallow-water areas, supporting both Allseas’ pipelayers or working independently. It can lay pipes in water depths of up to 150 m, or potentially deeper with modifications depending on the project needs.