Keel laid for Seven PacificVessel & ROV News // August 26, 2009
On 15 July 2009 the keel-laying ceremony for Seven Pacific for Subsea 7 took place at the yard of IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine, IHC Krimpen Shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.
Seven Pacific is, after Seven Seas, Seven Oceans and Seven Atlantic, the fourth vessel on a row built for Subsea 7.
The focus of the design and operation of the newbuild is on exchangeable service of pipe storage systems and the pipe laying system. The primary focus is the flexible pipes which can be stored and transferred in three different ways.
The large heave compensated 250-tonne knuckle boom crane enables the vessel to carry out offshore construction operations up to a depth of 3,000m. The ship's launch is planned for the first quarter of 2010 and delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2010.