MAY 6, 2013 — Technip (Paris:TEC) officially named its latest new state-of-the art pipelay vessel on Friday at Florø, Norway in a ceremony held at the Westcon Shipyard.
The ship recently successfully completed sea trials after final outfitting and commissioning.
Technip says the 194.5 m LOA x 31 m Deep Energy is the fastest and one of the largest and most capable pipelay vessels ever built. She will support subsea developments in shallow to ultra-deep waters of up to 3,000 meters. Specifically designed to operate in the North Sea, the Atlantic basin and on intercontinental projects, her service speed of 19.5 knots enables fast transit between work sites, increasing vessel availability for clients.
The Deep Energy is a DP class 3 vessel primarily designed to handle subsea installation of reeled rigid pipe of up to 18 inch outer diameter. She has a normal operating dynamic top tension of 450 tons and is equipped with a highly efficient PLET(pipeline end termination) handling system. She is also capable of installing flexible products, umbilicals, steel tube umbilicals and a variety of mid-line and end structures.
Thierry Pilenko, Technip’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The Deep Energy follows in the proud tradition of Technip's industry leading vessels, the Deep Blue and the Apache II. Technip is proud to introduce another valuable asset to its fleet as the performance of this new pipelay vessel will add further capabilities to the wide integrated range of services we already offer our clients and their projects."
Gustav Johan Nydal, Westcon’s Managing Director, declared: “We are delighted to announce that the Deep Energy is ready for delivery. Together with our suppliers and thanks to a good cooperation with Technip, our shipyard has succeeded in completing one of the most advanced pipe laying vessels in the world. This achievement proves Westcon Shipyard Florø’s capabilities and distinguishes Westcon in delivering special purpose vessels with sophisticated design.”