Royal IHC has hit a milestone in the design and build of an integrated 550t reel lay system for Shanghai Salvage.
It will be the first reel lay system in the Chinese market and moreover, it will be one of the largest and most sophisticated reel lay systems worldwide.
Namely, this month, the tower and rigid pipe reel were loaded onto a barge in Penglai ready to be transported to Qingdao. The carousel for flexible pipe storage, the A&R winches and other underdeck equipment have already been delivered earlier this year.
In 2020, the system will be installed on Shanghai Salvage new-build offshore construction vessel, followed by sea trials.
Royal IHC announced the contract with Shanghai Salvage in November 2016.