LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- Veolia ES Industrial Services has added the Viking Poseidon to its fleet of deepwater marine vessels. The vessel was delivered to Galveston Bay in February and has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico.
ThePoseidon is the largest Ulstein X-Bow vessel in the world, according to the company. It was built by Ulstein Verft for Eidesvik Offshore in Norway during 2008. It is a 130-m (427-ft) -long, 25-m (82-ft) wide vessel with a deck area of 1,720-sq-m (18,514-sq-ft).
ThePoseidon has a maximum speed of 14 knots and can accommodate a crew of up to 106. Its features, which will allow it to deploy heavier loads and operate further offshore, include two work class ROVs with launch and recovery systems, an HMC-250T active heave compensated knuckle boom crane, and a 15-ton (14-metric-ton) electrohydraulic deck crane with folding boom. The ship is also equipped with two moon pools and a helideck.