Lewek Constellation in Rotterdam

OE Staff

April 2, 2015

On 1 March, EMAS AMC officially christened and named its flagship, the Lewek Constellation, prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to start work for Noble Energy.

EMAS AMC’s Lewek Constellation. 
Photo by OE staff. 


The Lewek Constellation, an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra-deep water pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities was initially conceptualized in 2009 and her hull launched in 2012 (OE: May 2013).

The 178.27m-long, 46m-wide vessel is designed to deliver complex projects in more than 3000m water depth. According to EMAS AMC, the vessel is one of only two vessels in the world in her class achieving the highest environmental and comfort notations, with an ice-classed hull capable of transiting through 0.8m of ice, plus an advanced DP3 system.

The Lewek Constellation has an 800-tonne Huisman multi-lay system, including a tower which can tilt from 60° to 90°, able to support both rigid and non-rigid pipelines, a 3000-tonne Huisman offshore heavy lift crane at the stern of the vessel, two Schilling workclass remotely operated vehicles (WROVs) and a portable reel system which reduces mobilization time.

The portable reel system, which uses a spooling barge to transfer reeled product to the vessel on, allows the vessel to work in field, or in close vicinity, taking reeling operations off the critical path.