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    GSP confirms deal for GSP Prince

    Vessel & ROV News // September 16, 2009

    GSP Prince is due to arrive in Romania in October.

    Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) in Constanta, Romania, has confirmed that it is extending its fleet with a charter for a newbuild DP 2 ROV/subsea vessel built in 2009 at Baatbygg Shipyard, in Norway.

    GSP Prince was due to be completing sea trials as this was being written. The vessel is outfitted and prepared for subsea duties such as ROV operations (pipeline/route survey), bottom mapping, subsea installation work, diving and intervention support, acting as a mother vessel for AUV/UUV operations, and geotechnical survey. The sea trials were due to be completed by 12 September 2009.

    GSP Prince was built under DNV supervision and will be classified +1A1 SF, E0, DYNPOS AUTR, CLEAN, COMF c3-v3, HELDK. NAUT OSV, Ice C ERN 99,99,99. The 85.30m vessel, built to a Skipsteknisk design, the ST253, is equipped for ROV operations, subsea installation work, geotechnical investigation surveys, and light construction.

    Said the compnay: "GSP Prince is designed to operate in all weather conditions, presenting excellent manoeuvrability and stationkeeping capabilities. The most modern survey equipment is installed and the systems have full plug and play interconnectivity." GSP Prince has accommodation for 64.

    The new vessel is expected to arrive in Constanta on 10 October. GSP Prince will be operated by the company under a bareboat contract with option to acquire the vessel.


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