Royal IHC to convert McDermott’s ‘Amazon’ to J-Lay vessel


U.S. engineering company McDermott has revealed its modification plans to convert the Amazon construction vessel to an ultra-deepwater J-Lay vessel.

McDermott said on Tuesday that the modifications of the Amazon include a new J-Lay system that would allow the vessel to install hex-joints up to 24 inches in diameter.

The Amazon is operated by McDermott under a long-term bareboat charter that started in 2017. The vessel is equipped with twin 400 metric ton cranes and accommodations for 200 personnel.

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