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EMAS christens US$600 million subsea construction vessel

March 5, 2015

EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of Singapore listed EZRA Holdings Ltd., officially christened and named the Lewek Constellation prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to commence work for Noble Energy.

It is an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra deepwater pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities is EMAS AMC’s flagship project-enabling asset.

The Lewek Constellation was initially conceptualized in 2009 and her hull was successfully launched in 2012.

She measures 178.27m by 46.0m, and is designed to deliver complex projects in a safe, efficient and reliable manner in water depths exceeding 3000m.

“I am proud that our flagship vessel, Lewek Constellation has now achieved her final milestone before she becomes fully operational upon arrival in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2015,” said C.J. D’Cort, chief executive officer, EMAS AMC.

“From initial concept and project management to operational delivery, Lewek Constellation represents a truly united effort by our dedicated global team.”

The vessel is only one of two vessels in the world in her class achieving the highest environmental and comfort notations, with an ice-classed hull capable of transiting through 0.8m of ice and a technologically advanced DP3 system.

She also comes equipped with an 800 mT Huisman multi-lay system that is able to support both rigid and non-rigid pipelines, a 3000 mT Huisman offshore heavy lift crane, two Schilling workclass remotely operated vehicles (WROVs) and a unique portable reel system which significantly reduces mobilization time.

“I would like to thank the many hard-working and committed people within EMAS AMC, TRIYARDS and Huisman who have made this achievement possible,” D’Cort said.

“In addition, I would also like to express my deepest appreciation to Noble Energy, for contracting the Lewek Constellation to execute her inaugural pipe lay projects and for their partnership contribution on this memorable journey,” he concluded.

Conceptualized, designed, built and completed by a Singaporean firm, the vessel currently has a backlog of projects valued at approximately US$500 million. The christening was held in Schiedam, The Netherlands.

Photo source: Lewek Constellation from EMAS AMC



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