Technip’s newbuild dive support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer is due to depart for manned trials offshore Bergen, Norway shortly. The vessel was named in November 2016.
The vessel hull was built by Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania, and then towed to Vard Langsten in Norway for equipment outfitting and commissioning. It has a 24-man twin bell saturated dive system rated to 350m. The dive system was designed, built and commissioned by JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc.
Deep Explorer is a DP3-class DSV, purpose-designed and certified for subsea projects in the demanding North Sea and Canada markets.
Technip describes the vessel as “the most modern and versatile DSV in the world, thanks to its latest technology diving control system, 400-tonne box boom crane, large deck area, working moonpool and work-class ROVs.”
Deep Explorer is capable of working globally on diving and subsea construction projects, even in extreme weather conditions. The ship is due to commence operational duties in 2017.