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Transportation of 2600 mton Carousel with umbilical

MV Happy Rover loaded an empty carousel and accessories at ERS equipment Schiedam for the Liwan Deepwater EPCI project in China. Saipem, who is responsible for the mobilisation of a flexible pipeline in the Liwan Deepwater Field awarded the contract to BigLift.

The carousel weighs 535 mt and is 25 m in diameter. It was loaded in two parts by the Matador 3 of Bonne & Mees. The two parts were assembled with Happy Rover’s own cranes.
The carousel includes the whole system of overboarding chute, deck arch and spooling tower and was fully tested in Schiedam to be ready to spool on 48 km of umbilical cable at the Aker Solution yard in Moss (NO).

At Moss, Happy Rover’s cranes lifted the umbilical head on top of the carousel rooftop where after the transspooling procedure could begin. With the 48 km umbilical spooled on, the carousel weighs about 2600 mton and is the heaviest carousel shipped to date by BigLift Shipping.

After completion of the transpooling operation in Moss the MV Happy Rover will sail to Shekou, China to transpool the 48 km umbilical to Saipem vessel Normand Cutter which will subsequently install the umbilical onto the seabed.

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