PHOTO: Keppel Holds Naming Ceremony for McDermott’s DLV 2000

McDermott's DLV 2000 Ready for Its First MissionKeppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) will soon deliver a deepwater derrick lay vessel to McDermott International.

The derrick lay vessel, which is built to Keppel’s proprietary design, was named DLV 2000 on April 14, 2016. The first project the vessel will be deployed for is the INPEX Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

Chow Yew Yuen, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel O&M, said, “We are pleased to deliver what would be McDermott’s flagship derrick lay vessel to add to their growing global fleet of specialised vessels. DLV 2000 has been designed with enhanced features to work in water depths of up to 10,000 feet and in severe weather conditions. Having built over 400 vessels, Keppel Singmarine has a strong track record in designing efficient and specialised units to meet the needs of the market. We are confident that this robust and high-quality vessel will serve McDermott well as their flagship derrick lay vessel wherever she operates.”

David Dickson, President and CEO of McDermott, added, “We are glad to add this state-of-the-art derrick lay vessel to our global fleet. The flexibility and features built into the design of DLV 2000 will enable us to provide more value-added services to match the needs of the evolving market. We have built a strong partnership with Keppel O&M over the years, and they have demonstrated that their capabilities in design, engineering, execution and providing top-notch customer service run throughout the Group.”

The DLV 2000 is designed to carry out pipe laying using the S-lay installation method, and it can also accommodate a deepwater, 500-tonne flex-lay system depending on market needs.