McDermott International has welcomed key customers aboard its newly converted Amazon vessel for a christening ceremony in the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. As part of McDermott's global deep water subsea strategy, the vessel has undergone a sophisticated conversion. The upgraded specifications enable highly automated operations, the production of hex joints from single or double joints using an on board multi-joint facility and a pipe hold capacity of 10,000 tonnes. Its increased level of automation also enables a significant reduction in the crew numbers required to safely perform pipe lay operations. The vessel is designed to be self-sufficient, allowing easy transition from project to project and providing pull through opportunities for the rest of the McDermott subsea fleet.McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry.