Subsea 7 orders heavy construction vesselVessel & ROV News // May 8, 2013
Subsea 7 has signed a contract to build a heavy construction vessel which will be delivered in 2016.
The new vessel will be one of the most capable heavy construction vessels in Subsea 7’s fleet of over 40 ships. It will be deployed globally to meet increasing market demands for executing ever-larger and more complex projects.
The vessel will have 2,600m² deck area (for equipment carriage), a 600 tonne active heave compensated offshore crane, a 325 tonne top tension vertical lay system and a 7,000 tonne underdeck basket for storage of flexible pipes, umbilicals and cables.
The vessel will be equipped with six main engines in two engine rooms designed to maximise performance in Dynamic Positioning Class III.
Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will build the new vessel. The main crane and the vertical lay system will be provided by Huisman.
Subsea 7 Executive Vice President Commercial Steve Wisely said: “This is another investment in our world class fleet so that we can continue to meet our clients’ demands for executing larger, more complex projects in deep and ultra-deepwater and in harsher environments.”