Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has bolstered its pioneering fleet of next generation vessels with the christening of its flagship asset, the Ceona Amazon, which has been delivered in less than two years of the letter of intent (LOI) for its construction being signed. The vessel has also successfully undergone sea trials ahead of schedule.
The Ceona Amazon has been internally designed at Ceona and purpose-built to perform in multiple pipelay and operational modes. She also features a large storage capacity and heavy subsea construction capability with her versatility setting her apart as a deepwater field development asset. Shipbuilding specialist Lloyd Werft successfully delivered the Ceona Amazon on schedule in Bremerhaven where the vessel was officially christened by her Godmother, Mrs Cynthia Huber from Houston, Texas.
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Following her christening, the Ceona Amazon will transfer to Huisman yard in Schiedam, The Netherlands, where she will ultimately be equipped with a 570t multi-lay pipe tower and two heavy-duty 400t offshore cranes – all of which have already been built by Huisman. With capacity to carry 8,500t of pipe, the Ceona Amazon will be able to lay rigid and flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and install heavy subsea structures or floaters (TLP, semi or FPSO) using its two 400t subsea cranes working in tandem.