Amazon Conqueror

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has successfully launched the second offshore seismic ship Amazon Conquerer, which is being built for WesternGeco.

The launch of the vessel follows after the first ship Amazon Warrior left the outfitting quay at FSG. Amazon Conqueror is scheduled for completion by autumn of this year.

On delivery, both ships will be used in searches for oil and gas reserves below the oceans’ seabeds.

FSG managing director Peter Sierk said: "Despite all the difficulties that can crop-up with new projects, the shipbuilders of Flensburg have, during this difficult period, again delivered top-quality ships to the satisfaction of our customers and intends to go on doing that, as today’s launch shows."

"The shipbuilders of Flensburg have, during this difficult period, again delivered top-quality ships to the satisfaction of our customers."

The two seismic ships measure 127m-long and 28m-wide, and are claimed to be the biggest in the customer’s fleet.

The ships are said to provide safe operation in any waters, including the polar regions and in adverse weather conditions.

Designed to be capable of spending months and years at sea without a break, the two ships meet efficiency, comfort, reliability and durability demand and standards.

Each of the ships covers an area of about 7,000m² and has been equipped with space for 76 single cabins and leisure and community areas, such as a cinema, sauna, fitness rooms, game room, galley with self-service area and a large computer centre.


Image: The second offshore seismic ship, Amazon Conquerer, during its launch. Photo: courtesy of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.