J. Ray McDermott Adds New Pipelay Vessel to Fleet

J. Ray McDermott announced today the significant addition of a new pipelay vessel LB32, with unique shallow-water lay capability, to its worldwide fleet.

The vessel is designed to S-lay pipe up to 60 inches in diameter, and is equipped with the latest pipe tensioning equipment with a capacity of up to 120 MT. The vessel will deploy both rigid and buoyant stingers enabling work in water depths from 2.5 to 300 meters.

The 111-meter long new-build vessel has a fully integrated custom-built pipelay system including J. Ray's advanced Automatic Welding Systems, and has a completely air conditioned pipe lay work area.

"The LB-32 is a significant addition to our marine fleet as a lay barge with unique shallow-water lay capability. This new vessel, outfitted with updated support and construction equipment, fits our strategy of fleet renewal for this traditional area of offshore field development, and will enable our crews to work safely in a climate controlled atmosphere, with the latest technology, equipment and systems," said Steve Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray.