Technip names dive support vesselVessel & ROV News // November 20, 2014
Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild Diving Support Vessel (DSV), currently being built by Vard. The vessel will be known as Deep Explorer.
The high-specification vessel will be equipped with the latest technology in terms of navigation (dynamic positioning class 3) and will feature a 24-man saturated dive system.
With a large deck area, working moonpool, work-class ROVs and a 400 tonne offshore crane, the vessel will also be able to deliver diverless construction activities.
Technip’s commitment to investing in the new vessel was announced in April 2014.
Following the detailed engineering and design phase, construction of the ship’s hull commenced at Vard Tulcea in Romania a few months ago.
On completion of the hull, the vessel will be towed to Vard Langsten in Norway for final equipment outfitting and commissioning.
Deep Explorer is due to join the Technip fleet in 2016.
Purpose-designed for the demanding requirements of the North Sea and Canadian markets, Deep Explorer will be capable of working in extreme weather conditions.