Tidewater to acquires multi-purpose ROV/construction vesselVessel & ROV News // September 3, 2009
Tidewater has reached an agreement with Aquanos AS in Norway for the acquisition of the multi-purpose ROV and light construction vessel Aquanos Enabler, currently under construction at STX Europe shipyard in Brevik, Norway.
The 311ft, diesel-electric vessel, which is expected to be delivered in January 2010, is equipped with a 100 tonne active heave compensated crane, accommodation for 69, firefighting equipment (Fifi I), DP2, a moonpool and a helideck. The vessel also has the cargo capabilities to operate as a large PSV.
Dean Taylor, Tidewater’s Chairman, President and CEO, said: "We are excited by the opportunity to acquire this vessel with its broad range of capabilities, including the ability to support the full lifecycle of subsea activities. The acquisition of Enabler accelerates our on-going fleet renewal programme at an attractive cost relative to new construction pricing. Additionally, this vessel allows us to continue to offer a variety of enhanced capabilities and safe services, at a competitive price, for our clients’ ever growing requirements around the world.”