Latest Technip vessel prepares for sea trials

Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway – Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

In 2012 Technip signed a long-term charter agreement withNorth Sea Shipping for the newbuild vessel, which is designed to Technip’s specifications to perform pipelay, subsea construction and inspection, repair, and maintenance.

Although it will work mainly in theNorth Sea, it is also suited for deepwater operations worldwide.

The DP-3 vessel is equipped with a 550-metric ton (606-ton) heave-compensated crane and a 2,000-metric ton (2,204-ton) underdeck carousel for product storage. It can accommodate an openable vertical lay system for installing flexibles and umbilicals.

Following final commissioning and trials, the vessel should start working in the Norwegian North Sea from August onward, followed by projects in the UK North Sea.

07/28/2014

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