Ceona's Polar Onyx floated out of dry dockVessel & ROV News // December 9, 2013
Ceona in the UK has confirmed that its high-capacity flexible/umbilical pipelay and subsea construction vessel, Polar Onyx, has been floated out of drydock at Ulstein Verft yard in Norway following an intensive outfitting programme.
It has now moved to the shipyard quay where the interior works will be completed and the vessel systems brought online.
Polar Onyx will be chartered by Ceona from GC Rieber Shipping for five years, with the option of up to five additional years.
Designed to the highest standard for dynamic positioning, DP-3, the vessel is equipped with a 250 tonne AHC offshore crane.
Like Ceona's flagship vessel, Ceona Amazon, it will execute complex subsea construction and pipelay projects in the SURF market, installing flexibles and umbilicals to depths of 3,000m.
In early March 2014 it will be outfitted with a 270 tonne VLS built by Huisman at Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Polar Onyx is due to be delivered for service in April 2014.
Stuart Cameron, Ceona's chief operating officer, commented: "It's great to see Polar Onyx out of dry dock and progressing to the next stage of its construction.
"We will celebrate her christening with a ceremony on the 28th of February, and look forward to taking delivery of the completed vessel in April 2014 - right on schedule."