Allseas’ Solitaire is one of the largest pipelay vessels in the world and has completed some of the most challenging projects in which heavy pipe has been laid in very deep waters.
Fatigue and corrosion meant 550m2 [5400 ft²] of tank top in hold No. 6 needed to be reinstated. After a detailed assessment of the necessary vessel repair was carried out, Allseas opted for SPS Technology’s Sandwich Plate System instead of conventional steel renewal. The project was undertaken with Lloyd’s Register class approval at United Stevedores in Amsterdam.
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Allseas’ Manager Technical Department, Quirien Grul, commented that the company was satisfied with the outcome and the professional and efficient execution of the work. “I am very pleased with the performance and will consider using [SPS] again should a similar project have to be undertaken in the future.”