Ceona announced that its fully-owned pipelay and heavy subsea construction vessel – the Ceona Amazon – has successfully floated at Crist yard in Poland on 25 April. The vessel is currently being towed to the Lloyd Werft yard in Bremerhaven (Germany) for extensive outfitting.
The flooding of the large dry-dock facility was completed overnight and preparations for the tow continued the following day. On 27 April the vessel was at quay side. With all of the engines, thrusters, winches and other major equipment below her large underdeck now in place, work will continue apace on arrival in Germany.
The Ceona Amazon is a 199m length versatile deepwater field development asset able to offer one-stop-shop offshore trips for clients’ projects. Thanks to her huge product carrying capacity (5,000t of flexible or 8,500t of rigid pipe) stored on and below her 4,600m² deck, her twin 400t AHC Masthead cranes working in tandem lifting mode, her innovative on-vessel pipeline fabrication (welding, NDT and FJC) and superior operability (drill ship hull), she is a breakthrough in offshore pipelay, heavy construction and floaters installation services.
Flagship of Ceona’s fleet, the Amazon will – after completion of the outfitting in Germany – sail to Huisman yard in Schiedam (The Netherlands) for installation of a 570t pipelay tower and 400t cranes. She will enter into operations early 2015.
Ceona COO, Stuart Cameron, commented: “We are delighted with the successful completion of this important phase of the Amazon’s construction process. We are really pleased with the quality of the work being performed by Lloyd Werft, and Crist as their subcontractor, and we look forward to the delivery of the completed hull later on in the year. By early 2015, we expect the Ceona Amazon to deliver real value to our clients thanks to her amazing versatility, allowing her to operate in multiple pipelay and operational modes.”
Press Release, May 02, 2014