September 18, 2010
Global Industries names deepwater pipelay vessel
Named at Keppel Singmarine on Saturday, GLOBAL 1200 is the first of two new generation derrick pipelay vessels the shipyard is building for Global Industries, Harvey, La.
The dynamically-positioned S-lay vessel has the capability of operating in waters as deep as 3,000 meters.
She is equipped with three tensioners of 125 tonnes each capable of laying pipes up to 63 inches in diameter and at a speed of 350 lengths of pipes per day.The vessel is designed to the requirements of IMO SPS codes.
More than three million incident-free man-hours were clocked on the construction of the 162 meter-long vessel.
"The construction of subsea pipelines is expected to intensify globally in tandem with the increasing number of exploration and production activities in deeper and more remote frontiers," said Mr. John Reed, CEO of Global Industries. "At Global Industries, we are in position to meet the market's needs for reliable and advanced solutions with a new fleet of two pipelayers, GLOBAL 1200 and 1201, being built at Keppel Singmarine in Singapore.
"We are very pleased to take delivery of our first vessel, which has been completed with a perfect safety record. We are confident that our win-win partnership with an established shipbuilder such as Keppel Singmari
ne, will strengthen our position as a core provider of innovative solutions in the deepwater sector."