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Contract signing of subsea construction vessel

On the 23rd of  April 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan – Baku Shipyard LLC (Baku Shipyard) secured a contract worth $378 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd, the operator of the Shah Deniz gas field development, to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV). 

The SCV is the first major contract secured by Baku Shipyard since its inauguration by President of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, in September 2013.




150 M Subsea Construction  Vessel (MTD 150 SCV, Dp3)

SCV”Khankendi” vessel has been launched on 06 September 2017 which was attended by President Ilham Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Khankendi will now be deployed to the Shah Deniz field where it is expected to perform subsea installation and construction work over the next eleven years.


SCV Khankendi was jointly constructed at both Keppel Singmarine’s shipyard and Baku Shipyard. Two hull strips of the vessel have been constructed in Singapore and have been shipped via the Suez to the Black Sea and then through the Russian rivers Volga and Don to the newly established Baku Shipyard for the final joining with the bow block and hook-up with the accommodation block.

The vessel include dynamic positioning to allow for work in 2.5 metres significant wave height (Hs),a 900 tonne main crane capable of placing 750 tonne subsea structures down to 600 metres below sea level , and 18-men two-bell diving system, two work-class remotely operated vehicles, a strengthened moon pool, two engine rooms with 6×4.4MW + 2×3.2MW engines and a deadweight of 5,000 metric tonnes at 6.5 metres draft.

Technical specifications: 
Length Overall155.00 m
Length Between Perpendiculars145.00m
Breadth Moulded32.00 m
Depth Moulded13.00 m
Summer Draught7.5 m
Speed at13.5 knots
Electrical Power31600 kW
Accommodation63 single, 56 – double cabins

Gary Jones, Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey for BP, operator of the Shah Deniz consortium, said: “We are proud to deliver this complex and truly multi-functional vessel, capable of installing the latest subsea production technology in the Caspian as part of the giant Shah Deniz Stage 2 project. This is another great milestone for Shah Deniz, achieved in cooperation with a local service company, and we look forward to the essential support the Khankendi will provide. I would like to thank the Baku Shipyard and all other parties whose efforts have been key to delivering this unique vessel safely and efficiently.”