Seven Arctic on track for delivery in 2016Vessel & ROV News // June 5, 2015
Construction of Subsea 7’s heavy construction vessel Seven Arctic is proceeding on schedule with the vessel targeted for delivery in 2016.
The vessel, which is in drydock at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea, is being readied for the installation of key capabilities including a 600 tonne Vertical Lay System (VLS) and a 900 tonne crane.
Both the VLS and crane are currently being assembled in South Korea by Dutch heavy construction equipment manufacturer, Huisman, ready for installation later in the year.
Chief among the vessel’s specifications is a unique knuckleboom rope-luffing crane which can operate in a series of configurations, with capacity of up to 900 tonnes. The vessel also has deck space of 2,600m² and two work-class ROVs plus a 7,000 tonne underdeck basket for the storage of flexible pipe and umbilicals.
The crane - with its combination of flexibility and capability - offers many different operational modes, which can be selected for 900 tonne, 600 tonne, 300 tonne, and high-hook operations.