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Old 05-07-2018, 09:16 AM   #1
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This ship pulled into port last week, it's a pretty cool looking rig. It's massive, hard to gather the size through a picture.

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:21 AM   #2
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Wonder what exactly itís for?


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Old 05-07-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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Dredging?

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #4
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Looks like a coiled tubing unit sorta deal.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:27 AM   #5
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Google says: Italy’s Saipem is paying $275m to acquire Lewek Constellation, an ultra deepwater rigid and flexible pipelay, heavy lift and construction vessel.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:27 AM   #6
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from the web search
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EMAS AMC’s Lewek Constellation is a multilay offshore construction vessel with ultra deepwater pipelaying and lifting capabilities.
The vessel was delivered in late 2013 and christened officially in March 2015. It was built by Sofel in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

The vessel served VAALCO Gabon to carry out operations at its Etame Marin Field located offshore of Gabon in West Africa. The vessel joined EMAS AMC’s Lewek Express pipelayer, to carry out offshore works for VAALCO under a contract worth $120m

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #7
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https://www.ship-technology.com/proj...essel-vietnam/
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #8
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Pretty cool looking rig


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Old 05-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #9
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Deep water pipe laying ship. If you drive down 1495 headed to Quintana Beach, you can see it from the road.

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #10
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Pipeline laydown unit.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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Pipe layer. Company I operate for took it in and out of Galveston last month.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:49 AM   #12
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That thing is massive, pretty cool to see it up close.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:11 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing
I love boats , ships , boats , ships
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:36 PM   #14
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yep... Pipe laying vessel. The old owner and new owner of that vessel is a client of ours. We've actually had people working on that vessel when it was in Corpus Christi.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:20 PM   #15
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Wow - some incredibly specialized engineering went into that thing. I’d like to see it at work
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #16
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Some of the ship we get with the heavy lift cranes are awesome .



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Old 05-07-2018, 08:49 PM   #17
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Iíve caught a bunch of winter trout in that basin back in the day.


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Old 05-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #18
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Yup! Pipe lay vessel. I use to work for one of their competitors. Our boat wasn't as big but it did the same thing. It's amazing that you can spool miles of rigid pipeline onto spools like that head offshore, straighten the pipe as your laying it. Oh and land a structure that is welded on to the end of the pipeline within feet (sometimes inches) of a target in thousands of feet of water.
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