VIDEO: IHC Splashes Subsea 7’s SEVEN SUN
Royal IHC launched Subsea 7’s latest pipelay vessel SEVEN SUN, on friday 19th december 2014 at its shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.
Seven Sun is the third of four vessels Subsea 7 has ordered to operate for Petrobras offshore Brazil.
In August last year, IHC announced the orders from Subsea 7 for three ships of identical design to the recently launched SEVEN WAVES.
Recently in November, IHC successfully launched Subsea 7’s 550t pipelaying vessel, SEVEN RIO, at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming ceremony was carried out by Anelise Lara, Petrobras Executive Manager for the Libra Project.
With an overall length of 146 metres, a beam of 30 metres and a Class-2 dynamic positioning system, these vessels will be equipped for transporting and installing flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths of up to 3,000 metres.
The three PLSVs, the Seven Rio, Seven Sun and Seven Cruzeiro, linked to long-term contracts awarded by Petrobras, are expected to be delivered in 2015 and 2016.