ABERDEEN, UK – TechnipFMC has purchased the Deep Discoverer, a newbuild diving support vessel.
The company signed a deal with VARD shipyard in Norway to purchase the vessel in late 2018. The vessel is currently undergoing an operational readiness program and will begin work in the first half of 2019.
TheDeep Discoverer has DP-3 capabilities, as well as an 18-person twin bell saturation diving system, in-built air diving spread and a 250 Te NOV Hydralift subsea crane. It will primarily service the North Sea diving construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) markets.