LUXEMBOURG– Subsea 7 has taken delivery of the Seven Arctic and Seven Kestrel, successfully completing a substantial and targeted fleet investment program that has added six newbuild vessels to its fleet since 2014.
TheSeven Arctic is a DP-3 heavy construction flex-lay vessel designed to meet the demands of deepwater and harsh environments. Capable of working at depths of 3,000 m (9,842 ft), it features a 1,000-ton offshore crane and a 600-ton top tension (tiltable) lay system.
TheSeven Kestrel is a modern dive support vessel, certified by DNV GL, encompassing an 18-man twin-bell saturation diving system rated to 300 m (984 ft) water depth.
These vessels were built to a high specification, designed by Subsea 7 engineers in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, andWärtsilä Ship Design, Norway, to maximize their efficiency, capacity, and economy.
COO John Evans said: “…Seven Arctic delivers an important step change in our subsea construction capability, particularly in ultra-deepwater fields which pose increasingly technical challenges, whilst Seven Kestrel reinforces our leading diving capabilities.”
Both vessels will transit to the North Sea for further crew familiarization before commencing operations in the spring.