Royal IHC has signed a contract with Shanghai Salvage in China for the supply of an integrated 550t Reel lay system.
The pipelay system, which includes rigid pipe and flexible pipe lay capability, will be installed on the new offshore construction vessel of Shanghai Salvage, Royal IHC informed.
IHC Engineering Business, a subsidiary of Royal IHC, will lead the project, with engineering concept design already underway.
The system will be installed on the client’s new build vessel during the first quarter of 2020, followed by sea trails, the company noted.
Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, said: “We are very proud to have been selected by Shanghai Salvage as their partner for this innovative pipelay system due to our strong track record for sophisticated pipelay systems. IHC has been active in the Chinese market for over 30 years, delivering dredging vessels, dredging equipment and multiple offshore systems like pipelay systems and AHC deep water lowering systems. This new contract with Shanghai Salvage further strengthens our position in this important market for Royal IHC.”