Noordhoek takes delivery of DP2 diving and construction support vesselVessel & ROV News // February 9, 2010
Noordhoek Constructor departs the Niigata shipyard in Japan.
Noordhoek in The Netherlands has taken delivery of the DPII DSV Noordhoek Constructor from Niigata shipyard in Japan. The company said the vessel is currently on route to the North Sea.
The new vessel is specifically designed for efficient diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment. The new vessel has an overall length of 76m with an 18m beam, and has a 12-man single bell saturation diving system with the latest, technology complete with a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat.
Noordhoek Constructor has a 100 tonne crane and accommodation for 70 people. The vessel has Class 2 dynamic positioning and is in compliance with the most demanding maritime and environmental regulations worldwide.
The vessel is designed primarily for Saturation, Air and TUP diving operations at depths of up to 200m. However, with a clear deck space 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.
With the delivery of Noordhoek Constructor, Noordhoek will be operating three subsea support vessels before the end of the first quarter of 2010; Noordhoek is expecting to take delivery of one more DPII ROV Survey veesel, Noordhoek Pathfinder, in mid-March 2010.