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    North Sea Atlantic joins Technip fleet

    Vessel & ROV News // July 29, 2014

    On 26†July 2014 a ceremony was held in Bergen to formally name the latest†subsea construction vessel to join†Technip's fleet,†North Sea Atlantic.

    Technip announced in 2012 that it had signed a long term charter agreement with North Sea Shipping for an advanced new build construction vessel.†

    During the two year construction period, teams from the two companies worked together closely to ensure the project was delivered to expectations. Designed to Technipís specifications, this multi-purpose vessel is capable of undertaking pipelay, subsea construction and IMR projects.†

    The vesselís design meets the highest requirements for subsea work and although it will work predominantly in the North Sea the vessel is also suitable for deep water operations worldwide.

    The†DP class 3 vessel is equipped with a 550 tonne active heave-compensated crane and a 2,000 tonne underdeck carousel for product storage. It†an accommodate an vertical lay system for pipelay of flexibles and umbilicals.†

    Following final commissioning and trials, North Sea Atlantic is scheduled to commence its first projects working in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea from August 2014, followed by projects in the UK North Sea.†

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