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1. (WO2018037341) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVING BETWEEN A LAYING VESSEL AND AN AUXILARY PLATFORM REELS CONFIGURED FOR LAYING ELONGATED MEMBERS ON A BED OF A BODY OF WATER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/037341    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/055062
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 27/30
Applicants: SAIPEM S.P.A.
Inventors: FUSÉ, Carlo
MOCERI, Liborio
AMIOT, Pierre
HUOT, Emmanuel
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVING BETWEEN A LAYING VESSEL AND AN AUXILARY PLATFORM REELS CONFIGURED FOR LAYING ELONGATED MEMBERS ON A BED OF A BODY OF WATER
Abstract:
A system for moving between a laying vessel (2) and an auxiliary platform (3) reels (1) configured for laying elongated members on a bed of a body of water (6) exhibits a laying vessel (2) for laying elongated members on the bed of a body of water (6) and having a weather deck (4); an auxiliary platform (3); at least one reel (1) configured for housing a bobbin of elongated members; a connecting structure (13) hinged to the weather deck (4) of the laying vessel (2) about a first hinge (CI) and to the auxiliary platform (3) about a second hinge (C2) for allowing compensation for the variations of the relative positions between the laying vessel (2) and the auxiliary platform (3); and a plurality of first hydraulic cylinders (20) arranged between the connecting structure (13) and the weather deck (4) and a plurality of second hydraulic cylinders (21) arranged between the connecting structure (13) and the auxiliary platform (3).