Windermere acquired by Miclyn Express OffshoreVessel & ROV News // November 17, 2014
Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has acquired the DP2 subsea vessel Windermere. The vessel was formerly owned by the now closed down subsidiary of Superior Energy Services Hallin Marine.
Windermere is designed for wellhead servicing, inspection and construction diving, and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support.
“This acquisition is a game-changing milestone in the evolution of our global business,” said Diederik de Boer, CEO of the Miclyn Group.
“Our ongoing fleet expansion programme remains a strategic priority for us as we enhance our service offering to clients across expanding geographies.
"Windermere enables MEO to offer a wider range of value-added services, thus reinforcing our commitment to the needs of our clients across expanding geographies and demonstrating our consistent industry leadership position.”
Windermere boasts its own moonpool, a 15-man saturation diving system plus an air diving system. The vessel also has an active heave-compensated 50 tonne SWL knuckleboom subsea crane to provide true operating capability down to 1,500m.
The vessel accommodates up to 120 personnel with onboard facilities including a 700 square metre deck, plus an elevated helipad at the bow.
Effective immediately Windermere will be chartered for a period of five years to an as yet unspecified subsea services provider in South East Asia.
MEO recently announced that in spite of recent oil price volatility it had lifted its forward orderbook to approximately US$800 million, an all-time high for the company. This growth is expected to increase as the company continues to execute its business strategy and seeks opportunities to invest in new assets backed by long term contracts with core customers.