Maersk subsea construction vessel nears completion
Damen Shipyards Group has launched its latest subsea support vessel, Maersk Connector.
The vessel, owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service, will work initially forDeepOcean under a seven-year charter agreement.
Its 7,000-metric ton (7,716-ton) carousel is suited to installation and burial projects from land-fall to deep water and also for operations in remote geographical locations. It is also designed to comply with North Sea oil and gas standards, the company adds.
The 138-m (453-ft) long, 9,300-dwt vessel has 2,200 sq m (23,680 ft) of unobstructed deck with a loading capacity of 20t/sq m, and will have a top speed of 12 knots.
It is currently berthed at Damen Shipyards Galati preparing for installation of its helideck, cranes and bridge, and fitting-out of its interior. Sea trials should start by the end of this year.