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Castoro Sei in Rotterdam

Saipem's Castoro Sei

Before pipelaying could start, the Castoro Sei pipelay vessel was retrofitted at the Port of Rotterdam in February 2010. A new welding system and heavy-duty tensioners that hold the pipeline in position were installed, as well as stinger - the external ramp which will provide support to the pipeline when it is slowly released.

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