Deep Orient named at ceremony in SpainVessel & ROV News // February 14, 2013
Technip named its latest vessel earlier this month in Vigo, Spain.
Deep Orient, a construction vessel, will be dedicated to subsea construction and flexible pipelay projects. The ceremony was held at Metalships & Docks (MSD) shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
The contract for the vessel was agreed in December 2010 and fabrication and assembly started in mid-2011. After final outfitting and commissioning, sea trials were successfully completed.
Deep Orient is equipped with a 250 tonne main crane, dynamic positioning (DP2) station-keeping capability, two work-class remotely operated vehicles and a 1,900m2 deck for storage of equipment. The vessel can accommodate 120 people and complies with the latest marine environmental standards.
Deep Orient will mobilize at Technipís facility in Le Trait, France before undertaking her first projects in Norway.