Cosco Nantong Delivers SapuraKencana 3500 Pipelay, Heavy Lift Vessel

Singapore-listed Cosco Corporation (Singapore) Limited announced Monday that Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the company's 51 percent owned Cosco Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered a pipelay heavy lift vessel, SapuraKencana 3500, to its Asian buyer.

The delivery documents were signed by and between Cosco Nantong and the buyer recently.

The pipelay heavy lift vessel is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying, installation and heavy lifting. Classed by ABS, the vessel is capable of working in shallow water of up to 656 feet (200 meters) with a 10-point mooring system. The vessel is also equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, which enables it to carry out heavy-lifting installation of large-scale offshore structures such as platform blocks, modules and jackets, as well as S-type pipe laying operations in water depths of up to 4,921 feet (1,500 meters).

SapuraKencana 3,500 measures 513 feet (156.4 meters) in LOA (length of all), 147 feet (44.8 meters) in breadth, 55 feet (16.8 meters) in depth, with a design draft of 24 feet (7.4 meters) and a lifting capacity of 3,500 tons.


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