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    Superior Offshore International to upgrade Superior Endeavour

    Vessel & ROV News // January 23, 2007

    Superior Offshore International in the US is to upgrade the DPII dive support vessel Superior Endeavour beginning the first week of February 2007.

    The 265ft Endeavour will be fitted with a 50 ton knuckleboom crane, a more powerful below-deck generator which will dramatically increase the vessel’s electrical on-deck power supply, and a completely rebuilt saturation diving system rated to a maximum depth of 1,000ft.

    The upgrade includes:

    • Superior Endeavour’s new Amanda GB 50 ton knuckleboom crane will have a maximum reach of 95ft, allowing the crane full access to the aft sections of the vessel.
    • Superior Endeavour will be able to provide greater generator capacity with the installation of a 480 volt at 3,600kW generator for aft deck usage which increases the vessel’s electrical capabilities for various dive, ROV and pipelay systems and electrical project applications.
    • Superior Endeavour will be equipped with a 12-man saturation diving system and a hyperbaric rescue chamber allowing divers to work simultaneously at different water depths up to 1,000ft.

    "As a deepwater subsea construction service provider, it is vital to this company to continuously maintain and improve upon our marine assets and equipment, ensuring that each DP vessel can confidently perform for our clients,” said Joe Glass, General
    Manager of Superior Offshore International’s Marine Department.

    “Our continued upgrading of our vessels reflects our commitment to our clients and to the industry that we are willing to put back capital investment into our equipment.”

     

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