First building block in place for Subsea 7's newbuild vessel

July 6, 2018
Royal IHC has laid the keel for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vessel Seven Vega.

Offshore staff

KRIMPEN AAN DEN IJSSEL, the NetherlandsRoyal IHC has laid the keel for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vesselSeven Vega.

Stuart Fitzgerald, executive vice president Strategy and Commercial at Subsea, 7 claimed theSeven Vega would be “one of the most capable and cost-effective reel-lay vessels in the market…

“It has been designed to deliver economical technologies that address the growing market trend towards longer tieback developments.

“The vessel’s cutting-edge pipelay system…will be capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems and electrically heat traced flowlines in water depths up to 3,000 m [9,842 ft].”

TheSeven Vega was named after one of the brightest stars in the northern sky. The vessel is due to join the company’s fleet during the first half of 2020.