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J-Lay pipe Tower Allows the 4-inch up to 24-inch pipe to leave the vessel vertically under tension with no bending

Mobile bevel station shelter

Work Stations A pair of work stations can be used on the pipe simultaneously

Tilting/Gimbaling system Allows the pipe to be laid at an azimuth angle from 0deg–180deg relative to the ship and at an angle up to 15deg from the vertical

S Lay Firing Line (inside) A number of stations along the length of the firing line are involved in adding or welding pipe, testing it and field jointing. There are also three sets of tensioners

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Heavy Lift Mast Crane The 5000t crane for construction. Above the main hoist is the auxiliary which can also be used for heave– compensated deepwater lifts to a water depth of 3000m.

Stinger When laying pipe in S-lay mode (absent when in transit), the stinger supports the pipe from the horizontal controls the pipe curvature preventing it from buckling. It comes in three sections with a total weight of 1108t and a maximum total length of 92.5m

UT2 August 2012

UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT

UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT