Subsea Construction Vessel “Khankendi”
Build year: 2017
Principal Dimensions


155.00 m

Beam MLD

32.00 m


5000 MT


22 person

Yard Number
Delivery Date
Main Engines
6x4200 kW; 2x3100 kW
DP Saturation Diving Suppor
18 men
900T & 50T
22 person
4 person
Technical Team
149 person
Total capacity
175 person
Length O.A
155.00 m
Beam MLD
32.00 m
Depth MLD
13.00 m
7.50 m
Vessel speed
13.50 knot

Basic Functions:    Dive support, subsea construction, Subsea lifting & installation, HLS mode for umbilical and flexible pipe, Subsea repair and construction activities, Subsea emergency response

Subsea Construction Vessel “KHANKENDI” Being Built For “SHAH DENIZ 2” Project

“Khankendi” is a state-of-the-art Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV) which is being built for stage two of the development the largest natural gas field in Azerbaijan to perform subsea construction activities on the Shah Deniz field between 2017 and 2027.

It was built to international and national legislative requirements applicable to the following operations that the Vessel will perform:

Construction of “KHANKENDI” Vessel

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Construction of “KHANKENDI” Vessel
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