Swire Seabed acquires subsea vessel from OlympicVessel & ROV News // December 7, 2016
Swire Seabed has taken delivery of its fourth subsea vessel, Seabed Constructor, the former Olympic Athene, and has secured a six-year contract for the vessel with UK-based Ocean Infinity. The vessel will be carrying out AUV-based survey and construction support operations on a global basis.
The vessel is a multi-functional subsea support and construction vessel of MT6022 Mk II design. 115m in length and with a beam of 22m, Seabed Constructor is equipped with a 250 tonne crane and has free deck space of 1,300m2.
“The decision to invest in this high quality subsea vessel is part of Swire Seabed’s long-term growth strategy. Our contract with Ocean Infinity enables the company to establish a survey department that can process and present large quantities of high quality data to our clients. Despite the challenging times in the offshore industry, the strength of our parent company, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), with support from the rest of the Swire Group, allows Swire Seabed to continue investing in new assets and facilitating the company’s development and expansion in both current and new market segments,” said Swire Seabed CEO, Arvid Pettersen.