Tidewater purchases multi-purpose ROV Aquanos Enabler

Tidewater has acquired the multi-purpose ROV and light construction vessel Aquanos Enabler from Aquanos.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS -- Tidewater has acquired the multi-purpose ROV and light construction vessel AquanosEnabler from Aquanos. The vessel is currently under construction at STX Europe shipyard in Brevik, Norway.

The 311-ft (95-m), diesel electric vessel is scheduled for delivery in January 2010. It is equipped with a 100-ton (91-metric ton) active heave compensating crane, accommodations for 69 persons, firefighting equipment (Fifi I), DP-2, a moonpool, and a helideck.

“We are excited by the opportunity to acquire this vessel with its broad range of capabilities, including the ability to support the full lifecycle of subsea activities,” says Dean Taylor, Tidewater’s chairman, president, and CEO. “This vessel allows us to continue to offer a variety of enhanced capabilities and safe services, at a competitive price, for our clients’ ever growing requirements around the world.”

09/02/2009

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