Constructions vessels


SAIPEM 7000 – Construction vessel (illustration)

Semi-submersible crane and pipelaying (J-lay) DP vessel. Built in Italy (Trieste) by Fincantieri shipyards (1987).




198 m


87 m

Depth to main deck:

45 m

Transit draft:

10.5 m

Operational draft:

27.5 m

Dynamic positioning: DP (AAA) Lloyds Register; IPD 3 R.I.N.a.; Class 3 Norwegian Maritime Directorate notations. Power plant: total power plant 70,000 kW, 10,000 Volt; 12 diesel generators on heavy fuels divided in 4 fire segregated engine rooms; classified UMS. Ballast system: computer controlled system with simultaneous capabilities comprising 4 x 6,000 t/h ballast pumps, fully redundant.

Lifting facilities main crane: 2 twin S 7000 model fully revolving bow mounted Amhoist cranes; main blocks tandem lift: 14,000 t; main block single lift: 7,000 t revolving at 40 m rad./41 m; tieback 6,000 t revolving at 45 m rad./50 m. Lowering capability to 450 m below sea level. Whip hook: 120 t revolving at 150 m rad. J-Lay system: pipe diameter range from 4” to 32”; main laying tension system 525 t with tensioners, up to 2,000 t with friction clamps; laying tower angle 90º-110º; number of welding stations: 1; pipe storage capacity up to 6,000 t. Maximum laying depth: 3,000 m.


SAIBOS FDS – Construction vessel (illustration)

Multi-purpose monohull dynamically positioned crane and pipelay (J-lay) vessel. Built in Korea by Samsung (2000).



Length overall:

156 m


30 m

Operational draft:

12.4 m


26,608 t at operating draft


4,300 t at 7.40 draft

Dynamic Positioning: Dynpos Autro, Dynpos Autr, 2 DGPS, 2 Lras HIPAP - 2,500 m interfaces available for Taut Wire, Artemis, Fan Beam. Lifting capabilities: main crane AM Clyde KPT660: main hook SWL: 600 t at 30 m, 300 t at 55 m; auxiliary cranes: 2 Liebherr CBO3100-50 Litronic SWL 50 t at 20 m, SWL 30 t at 38 m; 2 Liebherr RL-S 20/20 Litronic; starboard side fixed boom SWL 20 t at 20 m, portside telescopic boom SWL 15 t at 16 m. Pipelay equipment: 5 work stations + one in option; rigid pipe: 4 pipes string J-lay tower system, SWL 320 t, 3,000 m w.d., max. o.d. 22”; flexible pipe: laying through Gutter and 3 x retractable four tracks tensioners total SWL 270 t, max. i.d. 17”. Assembly station has openings to allow the passage of 4 x 3 x 6 m special items.