In the beginning of July 2015, MV Jumbo Jubilee safely completed the transportation of a 876t Vertical Lay System (VLS). Jumbo was awarded the contract based on the good cooperation with REEL S.A.S. on similar projects and the Crane capacity of the Jumbo Jubilee.
Long term working relationship
Jumbo has been working with REEL S.A.S. on previous projects and is familiar with the industry, the requirements and culture of REEL S.A.S., which all contributes to prepare and execute the project on time and within budget.
The VLS measuring 32 x 16x 44m is a subsea laying system for the Offshore Oil and Gas industry. The VLS was transported from Gdynia, Poland to La Rochelle, France. The final assembly of the VLS system will be done in La Rochelle from where it will be transported and installed on board the installation vessel Normand Maximus.
The VLS was discharged at 20m outreach in La Rochelle, a distance that not many heavy lift vessels can cover with this type of cargo.
Nicolas Bourgois (Reel S.A.S.) states: “I would like to thank you and the whole team of the Jumbo Jubilee for these last two days operations. We had good cooperation between the vessel crew and the shore teams. Everything ran smooth and the vessel departure will be on time. Maybe in the future we’ll have the opportunity to work together on other loading operations”.
Joschka Boeddeling, Regional Commercial Manager with Jumbo Shipping states upon completion of discharge in La Rochelle: “It’s been a great pleasure to once again work together with our Partners in France, helping them to realise their ambitious logistics goals. Recognising the particularities of such complex projects and demanding clients helps Jumbo in executing on time and within budget, creating value for our partners”.
REEL S.A.S. is an independent company that develops, manufactures, installs and maintains complex handling systems. Through their subsidiary, IMECA REEL provides laying equipment for pipelay operators.