​Shipbuilder: This new made-for-Canada diving support vessel represents a “technological quantum leap”

Technip's new Deep Explorer. Image: Technip

Meet the Deep Explorer, a diving support vessel (DSV) that was officially named on November 12 in Norway.

The DSV, which was built by Vard in Romania and Norway for engineering and construction contractor Technip, is “purpose-designed and certified for subsea projects in the demanding North Sea/Canada market,” the company says.

A DSV provides support and services to professional divers engaged in construction and maintenance of subsea oil and gas installations and other naval equipment.

Vard Langsten yard director and senior vice-president Dag Vikestrand says Technip’s new vessel is a “technological quantum leap.”

Deep Explorer features a 24-man twin bell saturated dive system rated to 350 metres, the latest diving control technology, a 400 tonne equivalent box boom crane, large deck area, working moonpool and work-class remotely operated vehicles.

Technip says the DSV will commence operational duties in 2017.

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