Subsea 7 completes fleet expansion. Takes delivery of two newbuilds

Subsea 7 has taken delivery of Seven Arctic and Seven Kestrel offshore vessels, completing its fleet investment program that has added six new-build vessels to the Subsea 7 fleet since 2014.

Seven Arctic is a heavy construction flex-lay vessel designed to meet the demands of deep water and harsh environments. Capable of working at depths of 3,000 meters, the vessel features a 1,000t offshore crane and a 600t top tension (tiltable) lay system. The vessel is 162.3 meters long.

Seven Kestrel is a 125.4 meters long dive support vessel, certified by DNV-GL, encompassing an 18-man twin-bell saturation diving system rated to 300 meters water depth.

According to the company, the vessels were built to a high specification, designed by Subsea 7 engineers in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea and Wärtsilä Ship Design, Norway, to maximise their efficiency, capacity and economy.

John Evans, Chief Operating Officer said: “We have one of the most modern, capable and diverse fleets of vessels in our market segment that differentiates our industry leading service. The arrival of Seven Arctic and Seven Kestrel further strengthens our fleet and client offering.

“Seven Arctic delivers an important step change in our subsea construction capability, particularly in ultra-deep water fields which pose increasingly technical challenges, whilst Seven Kestrel reinforces our leading diving capabilities.”

Both vessels will transit to the North Sea for further crew familiarization before starting operations in the spring.

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