SAPURA Pipe Layers

SAPURA Pipe Layers
Share this:

HVAC | SAPURA Pipe Layers

SAPURA RUBI is the final delivery in a contract of three pipe laying vessels for Sapura Navegação Marítima. All vessels were designed, engineered and built by IHC. The pipe laying vessels, named SAPURA ÔNIX, SAPURA JADE and SAPURA RUBI, are destined for Brazilian waters to develop deep-sea oilfields of up to 2.500 m on behalf of Petrobras.


About Royal IHC

With a history steeped in Dutch shipbuilding since the mid-17th century, Royal IHC has developed in-depth knowledge and expertise of offshore, dredging and mining equipment and vessels. By continuously developing new technologies, the company strives to offer its customers smarter and safer operations and increased efficiency and sustainability.


The ships accommodate 120 people. The accommodation areas are equipped with Heinen & Hopman HVAC systems, consisting of air conditioning, mechanical ventilation, the chilled water unit and heating systems.

Design conditions

The following design conditions were requested for accommodation, wheelhouse, offices and public spaces:

Outside-Inside Summer

Outside: 40˚C – 70% R.H.
Inside: 23 – 25˚C / 35 – 50% R.H.

Outside-Inside Winter

Outside: -10˚C
Inside: 23 – 25˚C / 35 – 50% R.H.

Like to know more?

For more information about our HVAC systems for pipe layers and other vessels, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

*Photo courtesy of Royal IHC

Country of deliveryThe Netherlands
Delivery year2015 – 2016
IMO NO.9702742, 9702754 and 9702766
Length145.9 m
OwnerSapura Navegação Marítima
ShipyardRoyal IHC
SubsidiaryH&H Headquarters
Vessel typePipe Layer

Do you want to know how our HVAC can benefit your vessel?