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By WorkBoat Staff
Oceaneering International has contracted BAE Systems to build a subsea support vessel for offshore drilling. The vessel will be used to augment Oceaneering’s ability to provide subsea intervention services in the ultradeepwater Gulf of Mexico. Construction of the 353’x72’ vessel will take place at BAE’s Mobile, Ala., shipyard.
The DP-2 vessel will be built to Norway’s Marin Teknikk MT6022 design and will feature a 250-ton crane capable of reaching 4,000-meter water depth. It will be powered by GE tier IVi-emission compliant engines and by energy efficient and environmentally compliant power and propulsion systems.
It will have a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 110 personnel, a helideck and a working moonpool. The vessel will be outfitted with two 13,000’-rated Oceaneering work class remotely operated vehicles. The vessel will also be equipped with a satellite communications system capable of transmitting streaming video for real-time work observation by shore personnel.
Expected delivery of the vessel is by the end of the first quarter of 2016.
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