MAN-Power solution for offshore construction vessel

By Peter Pospiech at August 15, 2013 04:57
Filed Under: Company News, MAN Diesel&Turbo

The multi-functional construction and pipelay vessel Ceona Amazon, which will be built by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG for the British operator Ceona, will be equipped with two 9L32/44CR engines and four 8L32/44CR main gensets, providing a total output of 28MW. This was recently announced by MAN Diesel & Turbo who had won the order.

Based on a drill-ship design, the 33,000gt, 199.4m-long and 32.2m-wide Ceona Amazon boasts exceptional sea-keeping characteristics, making it ideal for operations in remote and challenging locations, the engine manufacturer noted.

The construction vessel has a large, under-deck storage capacity for line pipe or umbilicals, together with a large deck area that allows the further storage of line pipe and standard, flexible installation reels. 

It is fitted with two heave-compensated mast-head cranes, and a single heave-compensated knuckleboom crane. The pipelay system consists of an inclinedlay system and a rigid, pipeline firing-line system. The vessel can lay rigid pipelines, flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and can install large, subsea structures using one or both of its cranes in tandem-lift mode to depths of up to 3,000m. It does not require a spool base to support its operations and can be remotely operated, making it extremely well-suited to overall field development, MAN said. Keel laying is planned for this month. Fabrication of the hull will take place at Polish yard Crist SA, and the vessel will be outfitted at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven. Delivery is scheduled for December 2014.

Each engine will be manufatured at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg production facility in southern Germany, and later transported to the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark site for a full electrical test before the gensets’ delivery to the shipyard. 

 

Image: Courtesy of Lloydwerft-Bremerhaven

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