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Fairmaster shows its strength

This January, Jumbo's mv Fairmaster transported a 1,720t Vertical Lay System (VLS) from La Rochelle in France to BrattvÄg in Norway. In July 2015, this VLS was safely transported by mv Jumbo Jubilee from Gdynia in Poland to La Rochelle. At the time the VLS weighed 'only' 876t because it was not fully assembled.

In La Rochelle the VLS was fully assembled in 6 months time, getting ready to be shipped to its destination: Saipem's offshore construction vessel Normand Maximus.

Upon arrival at the port of Brattvåg mv Fairmaster moored alongside the new built hull and placed the VLS including its foundation successfully on its final position onboard Normand Maximus in beautiful winter conditions. The VLS measuring 32x16x44m is a subsea laying system for the Offshore Oil and Gas industry.

REEL S.A.S. and Jumbo
REEL S.A.S. is an independent company that develops, manufactures, installs and maintains complex handling systems.  Through their subsidiary, IMECA REEL, it provides laying equipment for pipe laying operators. REEL is one of the manufacturers of these Vertical Lay Systems and it is able to produce these towers 4 to 5 months faster then its competitors. Part of this faster delivery is realized by the optimization of REEL's logistics process.

REEL fabricates the main steel tower in Poland and transports it to La Rochelle where the tower is fully dressed. For the main tower and the required outreach, the capabilities of the Jumbo K-class were required. Maintaining the transportation schedule of the empty structure and the final product is an essential part of Reel’s ability to deliver Reel's promise to its clients. Jumbo is proud to be entrusted with this responsibility and was able to demonstrate its reliable strength, once again!


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