CSO Deep Blue Launched

CSO Deep Blue, an ultra deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel being built in Korea at Hyundai Mipo Dockyards in Ulsan for Coflexip Stena Offshore, was launched late this summer and is expected to begin operations in mid-2001.

The vessel's laying system is designed around a powerful tiltable ramp, equipped with two quad trac tensioners capable of sustaining 550 metric tons.

The unique tensioning capacity is reinforced by its ability to lay rigid (reeled), flexible, rigid (J-Lay) pipes and umbilicals, offering Coflexip Stena Offshore and its customers a wide range of possibilities.

The vessel is part of an overall strategic investment by the company to adapt its fleet to the deep and ultra deepwater requirements of its clients in Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and the North Sea.

CSO Deep Blue is the cornerstone of the investment, showcasing a wide variety of technical capabilities for depths to 8,202 ft. (2,500 m).

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Dec 2000

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