|Project||Upgrade and modification Global 1200|
|Opdrachtgever||Damen Ship Repair - Technip|
|Looptijd||January 2015 - May 2015|
The Global 1200 is a rigid pipe S-lay and heavy lift DP2 construction vessel designed for work in both deep and shallow water. Her state-of-the-art pipelay system is capable of operating in up to 3,000 m water depth and handling up to 60” concrete coated pipe. With a transit speed of up to 13 knots, the vessel has a 1,200 Te capacity crane suitable for platform topside installation/removal works; and a 400 Te deepwater lowering system capable of operating in water depths to 3,000 m.
Commisioned by Damen Ship Repair Croonwolter&dros upgraded the Global 1200 in a very short period of time: 3 months. The normal amount of time consists about 6 to 9 months. The upgrade works were divided into 3 packages: (i) dry-docking for Special Periodical Survey and various maintenance repair works, (ii) modifications to upgrade the vessel DP capability, and (iii) various pipelay equipment upgrades for future projects. ‘Global 1200’, owned by Technip, is now heading towards Angola for deployment.
The vessel was designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions (SoS) of the Netherlands and built by Singapore-based Keppel Singmarine in 2010.