State-of-the-Art Pipelay Vessel ‘Deep Energy’ Ready for Delivery

State-of-the-Art Pipelay Vessel 'Deep Energy' Ready for Delivery

Technip officially named its latest new state-of-the art pipelay vessel on Friday at Florø, Norway. During the ceremony held at Westcon’s Yard, the Deep Energy was named by the vessel’s godmother, Patricia Pilenko, wife of Thierry Pilenko, Technip’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Technip, Westcon and their suppliers have worked in close cooperation since the Deep Energy’s arrival in Florø, in October 2011, and sea trials have recently been successfully completed after final outfitting and commissioning.

The Deep Energy is the fastest and one of the largest and most capable pipelay vessels ever built in our industry. She supports 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 intercontinental projects, her service speed of 19.5 knots enables fast transit between work sites, increasing vessel availability for clients.

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 vessel with sophisticated design.”

The Deep Energy is a DP class 3 vessel primarily designed to handle subsea installation of reeled rigid pipe of up to 18” outer diameter. She has a normal operating dynamic top tension of 450 tons and is equipped with a highly efficient PLET(1) handling system. She is also capable of installing flexible products, umbilicals(2), steel tube umbilicals and a variety of mid-line and end structures.


Press Release, May 6, 2013

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