On 27 December 2020, the Ulstein designed ‘JSD 6000’ pipelay derrick and heavy lifting vessel was launched at the ZPMC Qidong shipyard.

Ulstein announces the launching of JSD6000 heavylift vessel
Caption: Launching the JSD6000 pipelay derrick and heavy lifting vessel

After 18 months of hard work and dedication of all team members and other parts involved in the project, the vessel construction activities will continue at the ZPMC Changxing base for further challenges up to sea trials and delivery stage.

The 'JSD 6000' features heavy lift, S-Lay, and J-Lay via large, off-center moonpool capabilities. This will allow the DP vessel to serve deepwater and SURF (Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) projects as well as shallow water EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) projects.

Caption: The JSD6000 has been constructed at the ZPMC shipyard

The vessel represents the third customised version of the ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design after the Seven Borealis and Aegir. It is also the second version classed by Lloyd’s Register.

Caption: Launch ceremony for the JSD6000 deepwater heavy lift pipelay vessel