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DLV 2000 to assist Ichthys LNG project

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McDermott International Inc.’s new flagship derrick lay vessel has secured scope as part of the company’s current work schedule for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia.

The DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel that combines a 2200 t revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 in. in water depths up to 10 000 ft.

McDermott says that the vessel can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate large hook-up and commissioning projects. It incorporates a 43 000 ft2 open deck to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures, which enables safe and efficient stand-alone operations in remote areas. 

McDermott expects the DLV 2000 to join the LNG project as part of its 2016 current project schedule by installing large subsea spools, laying infield umbilicals and lifting several subsea distribution units that will provide the hydraulic, chemical and electrical distribution from the umbilicals to the subsea drill centers.

Work is expected to be performed in conjunction with the company’s Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108), which is already working successfully on the Ichthys LNG project. The CSV 108 is expected to undergo an upgrade later this year to install a Vertical Lay System and Reel Deployment System, also for use in the LNG project and will then be referred to as Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108).

Hugh Cuthbertson, Vice President, Asia, said: “It is an exciting time to see our newest subsea vessels working side-by-side on this landmark project […] We look forward to this being a very successful start for the DLV 2000 and helping us deliver a successful project for our client, Inpex, and other project stakeholders as well as demonstrating the capability and versatility of the McDermott subsea fleet to the industry.”

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