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    Viking Poseidon joins Veolia ES Industrial Services fleet

    Vessel & ROV News // March 31, 2009

    Veolia ES Industrial Services announced the addition of Viking Poseidon to its fleet of deepwater marine vessels.

    The vessel was delivered to Galveston Bay in February and has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Said the company: "Viking Poseidon’s design and equipment will allow for greater deepwater capabilities at a time when customers are calling for such services."

    Michel Gourvennec, President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services North America, said: "The Poseidon clearly complements the capabilities of our expanding Marine Services division."

    "As the market for deepwater capabilities, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, continues to grow, Poseidon becomes a strategic asset that will put Veolia at the forefront of the marine services industry. We are happy to add her to our fleet.”

    Viking Poseidon is the largest Ulstein X-Bow vessel in the world and was built by Ulstein Verft for Eidesvik Offshore in Norway during 2008. The vessel is 130m long, with a breadth of 25m and deck area of 1,720m2.

    Viking Poseidon has a maximum speed of 14 knots and can
    accommodate a crew of up to 106. Its advanced features, which will allow it to deploy heavier loads and operate further offshore, include two work class ROVs with launch and recovery systems (LARS), an HMC-250T active heave compensated knuckleboom crane and a 15 ton electrohydraulic deck crane with folding boom. The ship is also equipped with two moonpools and a helideck.

    Veolia ES Industrial Services’ Marine Services Group includes a fleet of dive support vessels, remotely operated vehicles and highly qualified diver-technicians.


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