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    Subsea 7 orders newbuild DSV at Merwede

    Vessel & ROV News // November 10, 2006

    Subsea 7 has returned to Merwede again for its new DSV/OCV.

    IHC Holland Merwede BV in The Netherlands has announced that its subsidiary Merwede Shipyard has secured a contract for the design and construction of a new Diving Support/Offshore Construction vessel for Subsea 7.

    Delivery of the vessel will take place in the first quarter of 2009. The 24 men saturation dive spread will be designed and built by Divex.

    The introduction of the DSV to the market will provide Subsea 7 with what the yard claimed will be the most versatile and advanced vessel availabel, and one built to a higher specification than any other diving vessel currently in operation.

    The vessel is being built to fulfill the requirements of a contract obtained by Subsea 7 from Shell for diving support services in the North Sea.

    The vessel will be 141.55m overall, with length between perpendiculars of 128.96m, breadth moulded of 26.00m, and deadweight (including payload) at design draft of approximately 7,815 tonnes (deadweight incl payload at scantling draft is approximately 11,000 tonnes). The ship's complement will be 150, and it will bear the class notation LR +100A1, Diving Support Vessel, UD strength for load of 10t/m2, Helicopter Landing Area, +LMC, UMS, DP(AAA), CAC(2), EP, ICC.


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