Checkout a super-cool timelapse video of the pipe-laying process onboard the Allseas pipelay vessel Audacia.
Audacia is a pipelay vessel optimised for the execution of small to large diameter pipeline projects of any length in all water depths, and for associated work such as the installation of risers and subsea protection frames.
Audacia is 225 m long, which in terms of size places her between Allseas’ DP pipelay vessels Lorelay and Solitaire. Precise manoeuvring on full dynamic positioning (DP) with a stinger positioned on the bow allow Audacia to work safely in congested areas and lay pipe in very deep water.
Pipeline start-ups and lay-downs are executed in very quick time ensuring any disruption to other activities near platforms is minimised.
Due to her long length and ship shape, Audacia can accommodate multiple work stations and has a greater pipe hold capacity, and her independence from anchor handlers and large buffer capacity ensure she is less dependent on offshore pipe supply.
Her high transit speed, high lay speed and large carrying capacity make Audacia highly competitive for pipelay projects anywhere in the world.
Reference: The video has been made by wouter haverkamp using GoPro / allseas.com