McDermott to name new derrick lay vessel in April

DLV 200, Image: McDermott International
DLV 200, Image: McDermott International

Houston-based engineering, procurement, construction and installation company McDermott informed on Thursday that the naming ceremony for its new flagship derrick lay vessel, the DLV 2000, would be held at Keppel’s Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore, on April 14, 2016.

The DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel combining a 2,200-ton revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000 ft.

The vessel can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate large hook-up and commissioning projects and incorporates a 43,000 sq. ft. open deck to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures.

According to the company, the vessel has also been designed and constructed to accommodate a deepwater, 500-ton flexlay system that can be installed, at a future date, in response to specific market needs.

McDermott added that the vessel has a maximum transit speed of 13.5 knots which would allow it to be deployed as a global asset within the McDermott fleet.

David Dickson, McDermott’s President and CEO, said: “As the new flagship of our fleet, this will allow McDermott to utilize one vessel on projects requiring a combination of pipelay, heavy lift and offshore workforce accommodation that would normally have to be executed by multiple vessels.

“We also expect the DLV 2000 to provide McDermott with a key asset for field development in remote locations through the combination of these versatile construction capabilities and fast transit speed.”