Skandi Rio approaching completionVessel & ROV News // August 10, 2015
Seabrokers reports that Subsea 7’s newbuild pipelay vessel Seven Rio is due to be delivered by Merwede Shipyard in The Netherlands later in the year.
Seven Rio has an overall length of 146m and is equipped with a 550-tonne top tensioner, twin ROVs and DP2 stationkeeping. She has an accommodation capacity for 120 persons.
Additionally, the vessel is fitted with two under-deck storage carousels, with a capacity for 2,500-tonnes and 1,500-tonnes of product respectively. She will be capable of operating in water depths of up to 3,000m.
Royal IHC launched Seven Rio at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands, at the end of November 2014. The vessel is the second of four vessels ordered specifically for the Brazilian market, following
her sister vessel Seven Waves, which was delivered from the same yard in 2014.
The remaining two vessels in the series, Seven Cruzeiro and Seven Sun, will complete the fleet of pipelaying vessels. All four have been awarded term contracts with Petrobras offshore Brazil.