Two 3 meter lead sheaves for Saipem

Ropeblock supplied 3m lead sheaves for Saipem offshore vessel Constellation

Saipem recently upgraded their world-class ultra-deep water pipelaying and heavy lift vessel for a specific offshore project. For this job Ropeblock was delighted to supply two complexly positioned lead sheaves. These cast 3m diameter sheaves accommodate passage of the impressive 135mm wire rope that is part of the 600t A&R system aboard the vessel.

Intensive co-engineering with Saipem staff allowed to adapt the designs to hull limitations, existing equipment and third-party requirements. All successfully, despite Covid-19 restrictions.

Ropeblock engineered effective solutions together with our welding partner. By then close cooperation with all stakeholders, the project team was able to come up with a highly efficient fit for Saipem's needs using also our DryLube sheaves.