Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver substantial technology packages for ten new pipelaying vessels ordered by Brazilian multinational energy corporation, Petrobras. In contracts valued approx. NOK 118 Million, the scope of supply includes Kongsberg Maritime’s leading offshore vessel technology including Dynamic Positioning (DP), position reference systems, propulsion control and automation.
Six 550-tonne laying tension capacity pipelayers will be built at IHC Merwede in The Netherlands for delivery in 2015 and 2016. Three of the vessels, for Subsea 7, are identical designs to the recently launched ‘Seven Waves’, and will feature the same K-POS DP22 dual redundant DP system including HiPAP acoustic positioning system and other position reference systems from Kongsberg Maritime. Kongsberg Maritime’s Thruster Control and Vessel Management Systems will also be supplied. These 145.9m long, 29.9m wide vessels will engage in transportation and installation of flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths up to 3,000m.