DeepOcean to charter Havila Phoenix and create new trenching spreadVessel & ROV News // March 22, 2013
DeepOcean UK Ltd, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, has entered into a long term charter for Havila Phoenix.
The vessel, equipped with 250 tonne crane, will be lengthened by 15m prior to
delivery to DeepOcean in the first quarter of 2014, giving the vessel a length of 125m and 23m beam. Two trenching machines will be installed on the vessel.
An advanced, 3,200hp, track-based machine, equipped with a high sea state handling system, will be at the heart of the new vessel. The vehicle will be capable of working in a combination of mechanical cutting and jetting modes, offering what DeepOcean described as "a step change in burial capability for all sectors of the subsea energy industry."
The vessel will also be fitted with a high power, neutrally buoyant ROV jet trenching system, 2,000 tonne capacity carousel and two DeepOcean-owned and operated ROVs.
DeepOcean UK’s Managing Director, Tony Inglis said: "We are delighted to be chartering this high specification vessel from Havila."