TechnipFMC has added to its worldwide fleet of subsea pipelay, diving and building ships after buying a new-build diving assist vessel – the Deep Discoverer.
The firm signed a take care of VARD shipyard in Norway to buy the vessel in late 2018. The vessel is at the moment present process an operational readiness programme and can start work within the first half of 2019.
The high-quality, cost-effective vessel will primarily service the North Sea diving building and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) markets.
Deep Discoverer has DP3 capabilities, in addition to an 18-person twin bell saturation diving system, in-built air diving unfold and a 250 Te NOV Hydralift subsea crane.
This acquisition reinforces TechnipFMC’s place within the IRM sector, while supporting sustainable mission economics for shoppers.
Bill Morrice, Vice President of Commercial for UK and Mediterranean at TechnipFMC, stated: “This addition to our fleet not solely demonstrates our steadfast dedication to diving building operations within the North Sea, but in addition considerably improves our capabilities within the IRM market. Being capable of ship such a excessive customary of vessel at a aggressive charge is additional proof of our firm’s relentless drive to assist our shoppers succeed”. (Source: TechnipFMC – Image: Drass)
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