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    McDermott plans naming ceremony for derrick lay vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // February 19, 2016

    McDermott International says it will conduct the naming ceremony for its new flagship derrick lay vessel, DLV 2000, at Keppel’s Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore on 14 April 2016.

    DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel combining a 2,200 tonne revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000ft.

    The vessel can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate large hook-up and commissioning projects and incorporates a large, 43,000ft2 open deck to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures, enabling safe and efficient stand-alone operations in remote areas.

    The vessel was designed and constructed to accommodate a deepwater, 500 tonne flexlay system that can be installed, at a future date, in response to specific market needs. The vessel has a transit speed of 13.5 knots.

    “Fast, powerful and versatile, DLV 2000 gives McDermott the capabilities to undertake projects that will expand our portfolio of target markets,” said David Dickson, McDermott’s President and CEO. “As the new flagship of our fleet, this will allow McDermott to utilize one vessel on projects requiring a combination of pipelay, heavy lift and offshore workforce accommodation that would normally have to be executed by multiple vessels. We also expect DLV 2000 to provide McDermott with a key asset for field development in remote locations through the combination of these versatile construction capabilities and fast transit speed.”

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