Saipem’s $275M Constellation pipelay for Liza 2 campaign

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Saipem's ultra-deepwater Lewek Constellation pipelay

Saipem’s newly acquired US$275M Lewek Constellation vessel will be part of the Italian company’s fleet for the ExxonMobil-led Liza Phase 2 development offshore Guyana.

The ultra-deepwater rigid and flexible pipelay heavy lift and construction vessel will join the Saipem FDS2 crane ship for the campaign set to get underway in 2022.

The 178-metre long 3000-tonne Constellation is currently in the Persian Gulf.

Saipem announced on August 21 that it had secured contracts for the second phase of the Liza development to the tune of 700 million USD. These contracts, assigned by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil, as the project operator, are in addition to those awarded to Saipem in 2017 for Liza Phase 1, the company said.