Kommandor 3000 is the conversion of a rov support vessel into a pipe laying vessel. It was redelivered in July 1999.
It was installed total 1800 tons of new steel, of which a pipelay deck weighing 350 tons of steel, new parallel mid-body section 20,91 m long and 21 m wide weighing 325 tons of steel, new blister section (220t) and new main deck (80t).
The shipyard constructed sheaves for guiding pipes and a retractable stern hydraulic platform and installed hydraulic power packs and pipelines and the complete sophisticated pipelaying process equipment comprising of 2 special umbilical winches (4x4000m umbilical pipes), 200/100/50/30t winches, 3 tensioners each having 55t tension force, 2 cranes (30t), carousels (16m rack diameter, 1500t capacity), a 200t stern A frame and miscellaneous devices and equipment for pipelaying process control.
In the two new-built engine rooms four Diesel A/Es, one incinerator, two funnels, one 1000KW bow thruster and one 1800KW VROS propeller were installed. All ship's systems were upgraded and all new-constructed ship's spaces were outfitted.
Before conversion After conversion
Length overall: 85.52 m 118.37 m
Breadth: 18 m 21 m
Maximum draught: 4.6 m 4.9 m
DWT: 2,609 t 3,400 t