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Lewek Constellation to set off for West Africa

One of the world's largest ice-classed offshore construction vessels, Lewek Constellation will set off for West Africa for a heavy lift job.

SINGAPORE: Mainboard-listed Ezra Holdings will see a landmark event on Thursday (June 5).

The Singapore-based oil and gas subsea services firm announced on Wednesday (June 4) that its flagship vessel, the Lewek Constellation will set off for West Africa for a heavy lift job with VAALCO Energy.

This vessel is one of the largest ice-classed offshore construction vessels in the world with ultra-deepwater pipelaying and heavy lifting capabilities, and is able to operate in deep waters of more than 2,500 metres.

The ship is built to tackle demanding conditions where crude oil is increasingly drilled from deeper waters in harsher conditions such as the Arctic. Ezra says the technology and expertise on board sets the company five years ahead of its global competitors. It is designed by Singaporean engineers using cutting-edge technologies and expertise from around the world.

Mr C J D’Cort, CEO of EMAS-AMC, said: "Typically these assets are designed, built and invented in Western Hemisphere, so to speak, so for an Asian company to create an asset like this, and build and deliver it, is quite impressive."

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