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    Noordhoek orders new DSV/construction support vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // November 14, 2007

    Noordhoek's newbuilding will be delivered in the second half of 2009.

    Noordhoek Offshore in Zierikzee in The Netherlands has announced that it has ordered for a newbuild diving/offshore construction support vessel for its Northwest European operations.

    Delivery of the new vessel is scheduled for the second half of 2009.

    The new, state-of-the-art vessel is specifically designed for diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment. The new vessel will have a length overall of 76m, 18m beam, 100 tonne main crane and accommodation for 70. The vessel will have Class 2 Dynamic Positioning and be in compliance with the most demanding maritime and environmental regulations worldwide.

    The 12-man, single bell, saturation diving system will utilise the latest technology. The vessel will be designed primarily for Saturation, Air and TUP (Transfer Under Pressure) diving operations at depths of up to 200m.

    However, with a clear deck of 685m2, the 100 tonne main crane and a dual Light Work and Observation class ROV spread, the newbuild will clearly be a multi role vessel, suitable for worldwide deployment.
    In a statement, the company said the design will reflect Noordhoek’s 47 years experience of successful diving operations in the North Sea.

    Leen Noordhoek, Noordhoek’s Managing Director, said: "We are delighted with the new addition of this diving support vessel. It continues our fleet rejuvenation programme and adds an industry leading asset to our operations in the North Sea."

    "The availability of this new vessel will enable us to fulfill one of our strategic objectives, having the ability to win challenging projects and enable us to undertake subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance work from a vessel which will differentiate Noordhoek from its competitors in terms of safety, efficiency and productivity."

    "With the current market situation we are in an unique position of now being able to offer the exceptional capabilities of this vessel to our clients. The investment in a new vessel also demonstrates our vast commitment to the subsea industry," said Mr Noordhoek.


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