The twin ropes

Topazio and Diamante are "twin" vessels, 2 perfectly identical pipelaying units. Built by IHC Merwede for Sapura Navegação Maritima, a joint venture between Brazilian SapuraKencana and Seadrill, Topazio and Diamante are set to go in Brazilian waters to develop deepwater oilfields at an operating depth up to 2,500 m on behalf of Petrobras. The pipelaying spread comprises two below-deck storage carousels and a vertical (tiltable) lay system. The tower orientation allows for maximum deck space, while utilising a high-capacity 610t abandonment and recovery (A&R) system. Topazio and Diamond are the first 2 twin pipelaying units, but soon the "family" will expand. Such uncommon vessels require special hoisting ropes with exceptional characteristics. Redaelli was the optimal choice, providing a tailor-made solution of twin ropes to equip both ships. A warranty of excellent performance and reliability.

Technical Info

Year 2013  
Client IHC EB for TLO  
Ultimate Client Petrobras  
Location Brasil  
Supplied Products Flexpack (L= 3000 mt; W = 266 T)
Application: Primary A/R winch wire rope
 
Supplied Products Flexpack (L= 3000 mt; W = 85 T)
Application: Secondary A/R winch wire rope