The 2009 built PAN flag pipelay vessel SEVEN ANTARES has joined the fleet of Nigerian offshore construction company NigerStar 7 a joint venture company created by Jagal and Subsea 7.
NigerStar 7 was awarded a large deal by a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the production uplift pipeline projects (PUPP) in shallow water, offshore Nigeria. Subsea 7 at the time said the value of the contract was estimated to be between $150 million and $300 million and that the Seven Antares would be used for the project between Q3 2018 and Q1 2019.
The contract scope includes engineering, construction, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 20 kilometers of 24″ corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipeline between the Idoho platform and the terminal onshore and of two kilometers of 24″ CRA pipeline between the Edop and Idoho platforms, as well as associated topside modifications and tie-ins at both ends.
Built in 2009, Seven Antares has a 300 t main crane capacity and is a 120t S-lay vessel with the capacity to lay pipe of up to 60-inch diameter. The vessel has an accommodation area in excess of 330 berths and a deck area of over 1300m². She will be used to support conventional heavy-lifting and hook-up projects, the company said in a statement.
Images back to 14th June 2016 where she was towed to Egypt.
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