The task and requirements
The SAPURA DIAMANTE is the first in a series of five fully integrated offshore vessels, which will be completely designed, engineered and built by IHC Merwede. After delivery, the SAPURA DIAMANTE will be used to develop deep-sea oilfields of up to 2,500 metres in Brazilian waters on behalf of Petrobras.
The SAPURA DIAMANTE will be equipped with a pipelaying spread that is being designed by IHC Engineering Business. It comprises of two below-deck storage carousels, with capacities for 2,500t and 1,500t of product respectively. A vertical (tiltable) lay system – with a 550t top tension capacity – will be permanently installed for the deployment of a range of flexible products, varying from a diameter of 100 to 630mm. The pipelaying spread is being built at IHC Merwede’s facility in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands. In addition, IHC Drives & Automation delivered the integrated automation system, the full electrical installation and the complete electrical machinery package.
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