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    Technip holds naming ceremony for dive support vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // November 15, 2016

    Technip's newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer was officially named on 12 November 2016 in Norway. The naming ceremony was held at Vard's Langsten shipyard.

    The hull was built by Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania and towed to Vard Langsten in Norway for equipment outfitting and commissioning.

    The vessel has a 24-man twin bell saturated dive system rated to 350m. The dive system was designed, built and commissioned by JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc.

    Deep Explorer is a DP3 class DSV, purpose-designed and certified for subsea projects in the North Sea and Canadian market.

    The vessel has a 400 tonne box boom crane, large deck area, working moonpool and work-class ROVs.

    Deep Explorer is capable of working on diving and subsea construction projects, even in extreme weather conditions. She will commence operational duties in 2017.

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