High performance, low cost of ownership

We offer a range of proven high-capacity flex-lay vessels that help you achieve high levels of performance and a low total cost of ownership.  

Our in-house designed and manufactured flex-lay systems range from standard modular units to highly customised designs. The flex-lay systems include tensioners, the tower structure, aligners, centralisers, hang-off clamps and worktables. These are supported by associated deck equipment such as storage carousels, deck chutes, spooling tensioners and winches. 

Saving deck space

Limitations in terms of vessel length and air-draught, in combination with large pipelay capacity requirements, call for an innovative approach for the integrated design of these flex lay vessels.  

Flex-lay vessel Sapura side view

Efficient flex-lay tower design

Our flex-lay tower with a tiltable top, folds away in a matter of minutes to meet any height restrictions. In addition, the vertical lay system is positioned directly forward of the moonpool and tilts towards the superstructure. Compared to the usual design for flexible pipelay vessels, in which the tower faces towards the stern and tilts towards the deck, this results in greater deck space. 

 

Flex-Lay Vessel Sapura front and side view

Further deck space efficiency

The integrated design further saves valuable space on deck by the integrating the chutes into the steel structure of the vessel for pipe loading over the stern. Pipe is fed through a loading tensioner on deck and passes over intermediate guide chutes, before being loaded into one of two underdeck carousels. 

Sapura Diamante

Extensive track record

Royal IHC has a long track record for the timely delivery of flex-lay vessels. These include:

  • SEVEN SEAS
  • SEVEN PACIFIC
  • SEVEN WAVES
  • SEVEN RIO
  • SEVEN SUN
  • SEVEN CRUZEIRO
  • SAPURA DIAMANTE
  • SAPURA TOPÁZIO
  • SAPURA ONIX
  • SAPURA JADE
  • SAPURA RUBI.

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  • Luuk Koster

    Sales manager integrated vessels

Vessel at sea from afar

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