Ceona has placed a contract for the charter of a high spec new build construction support vessel with GC Rieber Shipping. The vessel will be contracted exclusively to Ceona for an initial period of five years with the option of up to 5 additional years.
The high-capacity vessel is designed for operations in harsh conditions and deep waters, with a length of 130 meters and a 25 meter beam. The vessel will be built to the highest standard for dynamic positioning, DP-3, and is equipped with a 250t AHC offshore crane. The vessel is designed to operate in the surf market, with capacity for flexible pipe loads below deck and on main deck, and a vertical pipelaying system above the moon pool. The ship can accommodate 130 crew members, and is built according to the latest international environmental standards. CEONA will equip the vessel with a 270 tVLS which is capable of installing flexible pipe and umbilicals to 3,000m waterdepth.
The vessel's hull is currently in construction in the Ukraine, and will be towed for outfitting by UlsteinVerft in Norway.Once outfitted with the VLS, the vessel will be available for work in the first quarter of 2014.