Technip Introduces Deep Explorer Diving Support Vessel

January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1

Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild diving support vessel (DSV), being built by Vard. The vessel will be known as the Deep Explorer. The high-specification vessel will be equipped with terms of navigation Dynamic Positioning Class 3 navigation equipment and feature a 24-man saturated dive system. With a large deck area, working moon pool, work-class ROVs and a 400Te offshore crane, the vessel will provide diverless construction activities.

Following the detailed engineering and design phase, construction of the ship’s hull began at Vard Tulcea in Romania a few months ago. On completion of the hull, the vessel will be towed to Vard Langsten in Norway for final equipment outfitting and commissioning. The vessel is scheduled to join the Technip fleet in 2016.