Friday, March 12, 2010

CASTORO SEI

Castoro SeiThe Castoro Sei (IMO: 8758603, Port of registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a semi-submersible pipelay vessel with an overall length of 152 metres, a width of 70 metres and a operating draught of 7.8 up to 15.5 metres. She provides a safe, reliable and stable operating platform capable of laying subsea pipelines up to 60 inches in diameter, with additional facilities for offshore construction works and flotel capability. The semi-submersible hull construction with optional thruster assistance for enhanced position keeping enable operations to continue in adverse weather conditions. The Castoro Sei is equipped with 2 rotating gantry cranes 134 tonnes capacity and three 110 tonne pipe tensioners for pipelaying. She provides accomodation for 330 persons. The Castoro Sei is currently owned by Saipem, Italy and was built in 1978 by Fincatieri. More information can be found at the Saipem site. Castoro Sei at ERS, Schiedam

The Castoro Sei is expected to arrive later tonight towed by the tugs Blizzard and Maersk Tackler.

Click here for the current position of the Castoro Sei

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