Technip Upgrading ‘Global 1200′ Vessel
Technip has contracted Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam to perform the dry-docking, upgrading and operational modifications for the deepwater S-lay and heavy lift vessel ‘Global 1200’, designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions. The vessel arrived at the yard in January 2015. The scope of work includes dry-docking for Special Periodical Survey and various maintenance repair works, modifications to upgrade the vessel DP capability and various pipelay equipment upgrades for future projects. Technip and Damen contracted ULSTEIN to support in the design and engineering of the upgrade and modification work and the docking.
The Global 1200 and its sister vessel Global 1201 were both designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions (USOS) for Global Industries, which has been taken over by Technip in 2012. The units are the first deepwater pipelay and heavy lift vessels owned by Technip, both being built by Singapore-based Keppel Singmarine and delivered in September 2010 and June 2011.
The dynamically-positioned (DPII) Global 1200 is a combined derrick/pipelay vessel, and is a customized version of the Ulstein Sea of Solutions’ SOC 600 design. The design incorporates an AmClyde PC-37 post crane on the aft and a centre firing line on the freeboard deck and a rigid stinger at the stern. The vessel has a lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, 400 tonnes deep water lowering system capacity, and is capable of operating in up to 3000 metres water depth. Global 1200 measures 162.3 m overall, with length (Bpp) of 150.34 m, breadth (moulded) of 37.8 m, depth to main deck (moulded) of 16.1 m, and draft (design) of 6.3 m. The vessel's main generators installed power is 3 x 4,230kW and 3 x 3,760kW.