Subsea 7 completes fleet investment programmeVessel & ROV News // February 17, 2017
Subsea 7 has taken delivery of Seven Arctic and Seven Kestrel, completing a substantial investment programme that has added six newbuild vessels to its fleet since 2014.
Seven Arctic is a heavy construction flex-lay vessel designed to meet the demands of deep water and harsh environments. Capable of working at depths of 3,000m, the vessel features a 1,000 tonne offshore crane and a 600 tonne top tension (tiltable) lay system.
Seven Kestrel is a dive support vessel certified by DNV-GL, encompassing an 18-man twin-bell saturation diving system rated to 300m water depth.
These vessels were designed by Subsea 7 engineers in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea and Wärtsilä Ship Design, Norway.
Subsea 7 said Seven Arctic "delivers an important step change in our subsea construction capability, particularly in ultra-deep water fields which pose increasingly technical challenges."
Both vessels will now transit to the North Sea for further crew familiarisation before commencing operations in the spring.