Saipem 7000 arrives at Damen yard for upgrades


The Saipem 7000 semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessel has arrived at Damen’s Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam (DVR) for an upgrade of its systems.

Damen said on Monday that the vessel, owned by Italian oilfield services contractor Saipem, arrived at the shipyard for a major upgrade of its current DP3 system to meet the new closed ring DP3 configuration and ABS EHS-P notation.

Under DP3 EHS-P notation, the vessel will increase its level of redundancy with four independent redundancy groups systems.

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