McDermott christens state-of-the-art Amazon vessel

McDermott International welcomed key customers aboard its newly converted Amazon vessel for a christening ceremony in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

McDermott christens state-of-the-art Amazon vessel
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As part of McDermott's global deepwater subsea strategy, the vessel has undergone a sophisticated conversion.

The upgraded specifications enable highly automated operations, the production of hex joints from single or double joints using an onboard multi-joint facility and a pipe hold capacity of 10,000 metric tons. Its increased level of automation also enables a significant reduction in the crew numbers required to safely perform pipelay operations.

Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Subsea and Floating Facilities, said:

"Customers around the world are looking to this game changing vessel to deliver their ultra-deepwater projects. The world-class pipeline system, installation versatility and advanced technology behind the upgrade significantly elevates its ability to efficiently deliver safe, quality-driven results."

 The vessel is designed to be self-sufficient, allowing easy transition from project to project and providing pull through opportunities for the rest of the McDermott subsea fleet.