Case Study

Port Services

J-Lay Tower Installation

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Client: Royal IHC

TEXO successfully supported the installation of the newly manufactured 1500 ton J-lay Tower on behalf of Royal IHC for their customer McDermott International Ltd. The tower was installed onto McDermott’s newly converted AMAZON vessel in Rotterdam.

The result

This extremely complex operation was successfully completed as a result of excellent detailed planning, involving the world largest Offshore crane, the Heerma Sleiplner.

This complex operation would not be possible without the true professionalism and continued support from all involved within the project involving several industry partners.

J-Lay Tower Installation


“Texo have recently supported IHC in a number of complex operations and fabrication works. The complex operations involved the installation of a 350t Hang off system and then subsequent install of the Pipelay system on-board Royal IHC’s latest integrated pipelay vessel. The Texo team have a continual focus on ensuring the works is completed in a safe manner while making all possible efforts to ensuring schedule is maintained.”

Royal IHC, Michael Jorgenson Snr Project Manager


“The installation of McDermott’s J-Lay Tower onboard M/V Amazon was successfully executed by Royal IHC and Texo.

Texo prepared the team’s complex operations document and organized the McDermott, Royal IHC, Heerema Marine Contractors and various subcontractors which lead to an expertly managed and safe installation of the tower onboard M/V Amazon. Texo demonstrated the ability to prepare, lead and safely execute difficult operations will lead McDermott to utilize Texo’s services again in the future.”

Stewart House, Senior Manager, Equipment and Machinery
Amazon Conversion Project, McDermott International Ltd