Seven Havila wins Support Vessel of the Year 2011News // February 17, 2011
The DSV Seven Havila was awarded the prestigious Support Vessel of the Year 2011 award at the OSJ Conference last night (February 16th).
Seven Havila is owned by JV between Havila Shipping and Subsea 7.
Seven Havila got most votes in a worldwide poll in competition with three other nominated offshore vessels. The vessel is a Havyard 858 DSV design.
"Havila Shipping appreciates the fact that Seven Havila went all the way to become Support Vessel of the Year. The award shows that we have developed a good working relationship with Subsea 7 and that Havyard has done a solid job in designing and building this ship to the satisfaction of all parties involved," said CEO Njål Sævik of Havila Shipping.
"Subsea 7 is very pleased with this award, which is a reflection of the high standards achieved in both the design of the vessel and the execution of the ship build project. The vessel combines the unrivalled experience and expertise of Subsea 7 in diving operations and subsea construction, together with the high quality ship design and build services of Havyard. Together with our partner Havila Shipping we have created a class leading asset. Seven Havila is designed with a focus on operability in harsh environments, maximum efficiency in executing work tasks, outstanding working environment for offshore personnel, and the most stringent levels of quality and safety in operations. We look forward to many years of safe and successful operational performance with the Seven Havila," said Øyvind Mikaelsen, Senior Vice President North Sea, Mediterranean and Canada.
More details to follow in subsequent updates.