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September 45McDermott to Build High Capacity Reeled Pipelay Vessel McDermott International announced the deal tobuild a high capacity reeled pipelay vessel with top-tier payload capacity, tentatively named Lay Vessel 108, a sister-ship to the recently completed subsea construction vessel the Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, and is to be built to similar specifica- tions at Metalships and Docks S.A.U. shipyard in Vigo, Spain. ?Market analysis indicates that the subsea and deepwater construction market is ex- pected to continue to grow and there is demand for more tonnage in both the rigid reel lay andflexible lay markets,? said Stephen M. Johnson, Chairman, President and CEO of McDermott.?The LV108 is expected to meet this need.? LV108 is designed for advanced deepwater op- erations with a high-capacity tower for rigid and flexible pipelay and state-of-the-art marine con- struction equipment that will enable installationof a variety of products to a depth of 10,000 feet, including rigid-reeled pipelines, subsea compo-nents and hardware, and deepwater moorings for floating facilities as well as flexible products ? ca- bles and umbilicals. The principal characteristics of the vessel, such as payload, tension capacity and product size, willmirror those of the LV105, but McDermott antic- ipates enhanced functionality of the LV108 equip- ment design compared to the LV105. Delivery of LV108 is anticipated to be around third quarter 2014 for outfitting of the custom-designed lay sys- tem, built by a specialist fabricator in Europe. The vertical reel will have a nominal payload of 2,500 tons plus, subject to vessel loading condi- tions, and a lay tower operational between 90 and 40 degrees. The nominal tension capacity is ex- pected to be 400 tons, and the range of pipe thevessel can install is between 4 to 16 in. diameter. This 427-ft., dynamically positioned vessel will be equipped with a 400-ton heave compensated crane, will have a transit speed of 15 knots and will operate across a range of water depths up to more than 10,000 ft. ?In May we completed build- ing and outfitting the LV105, a vessel that aims to improve our worldwide capabilities to meet the growing needs and technical challenges of the subsea and deepwater markets,? said Johnson. Krill Completes Sea Trail on NOAA Vessels Krill Systems completed installation and seatrial of two systems on-board the NOAA research vessels Henry B. Bigelow and Pisces. NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow and NOAA Ship Pisces repre- sent the first two fittings of a multiple vessel NOAA contract awarded in a competitive bid, on an unrestricted basis, to Krill Systems to imple-ment VFMMS (Vessel Fuel Measuring and Man- agement Systems) within their fleet. The Bigelow and the Pisces are 208-ft. LOA NOAA fisheries survey vessels operating as part of the NOAA Atlantic Fleet. They are both ac- tively engaged in research missions. Propulsion in both vessels is provided by Integrated Diesel Elec- tric 24-Pulse DC SCR Drive Systems, each using two 1,125kW Propulsion DC Motors on a com- mon shaft, powered by CAT 3512 and CAT 3508 Series Diesel Generators delivering 3,017hp at 134 max rpm. Installation of the Krill VFMMS system on Pisces took place in Pascagoula, MS in February 2012. Installation on Henry B. Bigelow took place the following month, in March. Sea- trials were subsequently conducted on both ves- sels. L-3 SPDES Wins Switchgear Contract L-3 SPD Electrical Systems (L-3 SPDES) won a contract from Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding to supply the Medium Voltage Switchgear and the associated circuit breakers for the U.S. Navy?s latest amphibious assault ship, the LHA 7.New Training Vessel for USMMA MarAd has secured a new training vessel for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. In an agreement with the National Aeronau- tics and Space Administration (NASA), the Acad- emy will receive a space shuttle solid rocket booster recovery ship, the MV Liberty Star, which will provide a hands-on learning environment on which midshipmen can train using modern navi- gational technology, including dynamic position- ing and advanced towing techniques. MarAd is planning shipyard work to increase onboard berthing and fully convert the MV Liberty Star to a training vessel after its arrival at the Academy. (Copyright McDermott International, Inc. 2012)McDermott International announced the deal to build ahigh capacity reeled pipelay vessel with top-tier payload capacity, tentatively named Lay Vessel 108, a sister- ship to the recently completed subsea construction ves- sel the Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, MR#9 (42-49):MR Template 9/11/2012 2:10 PM Page 45

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