Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction has ordered a pipe-laying vessel from Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry.
The company placed the order to build the DLS-4200 for an undisclosed amount.
Designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, the DLS-4200 will be one of the biggest vessels of its kind.
The vessel has a length of 196.90m, a breadth of 43.40m and depth of 19.60m.
The order is scheduled to be delivered by the third quarter of 2012.