A J-lay system for ZPMC's multipurpose vessel JSD6000

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) contracted Royal IHC to support the installation and commissioning of the J-Lay system on ZPMC’s multipurpose vessel JSD6000 in Changxing, China.

Subsequent to earlier delivery of J-Lay System
This contract was subsequent to the prior delivery of the industry-leading J-Lay system, during what was one of the most complex mobilisation operations ever seen in the North East of England.

Design and build of stinger and commissioning of pipelay system
As part of this new contract, Royal IHC was responsible for the design and build of the stinger, the installation and commissioning of the pipelay system, as well as its ongoing preservation and maintenance, and offering support during the sea trials.

Best-in-class multipurpose vessel
The vessel JSD6000, paired with the 2,000t J-Lay system, will be a best-in-class multipurpose vessel and set the benchmark for the offshore industry. In addition, it will provide ZPMC with access to high-end turnkey opportunities in the market.


We are delighted to continue our partnership with ZPMC. Our ongoing support ensured that this state-of-the-art equipment entered the market safely and efficiently.

Mark Gillespie - Executive Commercial Director, Royal IHC
Ship at yard

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