Deep Energy: Technip’s New Pipelay Vessel

July 2013, Vol. 240 No. 7

Technip officially named its latest pipelay vessel, Deep Energy, at the Westcon Shipyard in Florø, Norway.

The Deep Energy is reportedly the fastest and one of the largest pipelay vessels ever built. She supports subsea developments in shallow to ultra-deep waters of up to 3,000 meters. Designed to operate in the North Sea, the Atlantic Basin and intercontinental projects, her service speed of 19.5 knots enables fast transit between work sites, increasing vessel availability for clients.

The Deep Energy is a DP class 3 vessel primarily designed to handle subsea installation of reeled rigid pipe of up to 18-inch outer diameter. She has a normal operating dynamic top tension of 450 tons and is equipped with a PLET handling system. She is also capable of installing flexible products, umbilicals, steel tube umbilicals and a variety of mid-line and end structures.

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