On 11 December, the Saipem 7000 was successfully drydocked in Keppel Verolme’s mammoth dock for its first time in her 20-years lifespan.
Saipem 7000 is the world’s second largest crane vessel with lifting capabilities of up to 14,000 tonnes.
Keppel Verolme will renew the hull coating system and carry out maintenance works to the underwater equipment, such as the thrusters, overboard valves, quick ballasting system and the impressed current system.
The surface preparation by blast cleaning will be done with Eurogrit coal slag abrasives type A3.
Work is expected to be delivered in first quarter 2008.