MV Solitaire: Largest Pipelay Vessel in the World

by OldSailor on October 10, 2009


All_Seas MV Solitaire of All Seas is the largest pipelay vessel in the world.

Some interesting features of MV Solitaire are:

  • has a pipe carrying capacity of 22000 t.
  • maneuvers with full dynamic positioning to work safely in congested areas.
  • operational since 1998.
  • has a lay speed of over 9 km a day with in-house Phoenix automatic welding system.
  • has a deepwater pipelay record of 2775 m (9100’).
  • after modifications in 2005, now with a holding force of 1050 t can lay the heaviest pipelines.

Here is a photograph of MV Solitaire, from All Seas.


View amazing video clips of operations onboard MV Solitaire: Part 1 and Part 2.

For more details on MV Solitaire, log on to All Seas.

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