M-Tech Offshore brings upgraded cable lay vessel to marketVessel & ROV News // June 30, 2017
M-Tech Offshore, a joint venture company owned by NT Offshore and Maritech International Ltd is offering the recently upgraded cable lay vessel SIA into the inter-array and subsea power cable market.
Acquisition and subsequent upgrade of SIA follows the 2016 announcement that Maritech International Ltd and NT Offshore had formed a JV combining Maritech's 25 years of experience in the subsea cable industry, coupled with NT's long-term presence in the North Sea, backed by a vessel management office in Esbjerg, Denmark.
The DP2 cable laying vessel is also capable of installation of smaller subsea cables, including fibre-optics.
SIA flies the Danish flag, is a fully SOLAS-classed vessel and is equipped with an efficient cable lay spread, three turntable cable tanks, deck winches, A-frame and cranes and accommodates Simec's work-class trenching ROV Seagma, which is suitable for inspection, survey and burial operations at depth of up to 3m in a water deoth of up to 1,000m.
Additional modular deck spreads are also available for support operations such as pre-lay grapnel runs and route clearances.
The vessel's 500m2 deck has been strengthened for a laynch and recovery system, making it suitable for ROV support. The onboard survey spread, moonpool and side-mounted equipment can be utilised for cable route survey operations.
In addition to cablelaying capabilities, SIA has modern and comfortable accommodation for 50 passengers with crew and can be utilised as a multipurpose support vessel, capable of handling challenging environmental conditions.