China’s Shanghai Zhenhua launches JSD 6000 vessel
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) of China recently launched the deepwater heavy lift pipelay vessel JSD 6000 constructed by Ulstein at its Qidong plant.
For additional challenges up to sea trials and delivery point, the vessel construction activities will continue at ZPMC Changxing base.
Through wide, off-center moonpool capabilities, the JSD 6000 will feature heavy lift, S-Lay, and J-Lay; which will enable the DP vessel to serve EPCI projects for deepwater and SURF projects as well as shallow water.
After the Seven Borealis and Aegir, the ship represents the third customized version of the ULSTEIN SOC 5000 concept. It is also the second edition classed by Lloyd's Register.
After the latter agreed to leave the deepwater market in 2018, ZPMC bought the JSD 6000 from Petrofac.
Maritime Business World