AUGUST 5, 2013 — Houston headquartered Ranger Offshore, Inc., has entered a long term agreement with Singapore based EMAS, an EZRA Holdings company, that sees it add the diving support vessel Lewek Toucan to its fleet.
The Lewek Toucan, built in 2006, is a 290 ft DP-2 multipurpose offshore support vessel with a 120 ton active heave compensated crane, moon pool, helideck, 1,000 ton cargo deck, and accommodations for 100 personnel.
It has arrived in Galveston, Texas, and will be outfitted with Ranger's Hoss I 1,000 ft DNV class 12-man saturation diving system with a self-launching hyperbaric rescue chamber. The Lewek Toucan will operate in accordance with Ranger's ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO/TS 29001 commitment to safety and quality workmanship each and every time.
Ranger Offshore, Inc.is a portfolio company of Dallas-based private equity firm SunTx Capital Partners, LP, which has over $600 million of assets under management.
Ranger's CEO Bill Lam says that "The addition of the Toucan represents another step forward in Ranger's continued strategic growth plan to grow and better serve our customers, in the Gulf of Mexico and in select international markets. We are excited about Ranger's ability to now offer expanded and diverse solutions to meet our clients' needs."
Ranger will utilize the Lewek Toucan to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel is currently contracted to perform multiple 36 in pipeline tie-ins at various depths of water beginning August 2013.