On 31st July a large group gathered at Skoltegrunnskaien in Bergen to welcome DOF Subsea's newest addition, Skandi Skolten.
The 200 hundred guests were treated to a tour of the vessel led by Captains Helge Skår and Egil Nyrud and their crew. Later in the evening everyone enjoyed a banquet at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Special highlights of the night included entertainment by Tone Damli Aaberge and speeches by Senior Vice President Offshore & Specialized Vessels, STX Norway Aukra Knut Ola Tverdal, Godmother Karoline Møgster, Chairman of DOF ASA Helge Møgster and CEO of DOF ASA Mons S. Aase.
Skandi Skolten is the second in a series of four Installer vessels. She is a state of the art vessel with hybrid propulsion, 361 t bollard pull, 250 t offshore crane, a deck area of 1 070 m2 and 2 Work Class ROVs. With the Skandi Skolten, DOF Subsea once again ensures the most environmentally friendly, efficient and highest quality vessel to clients. Some of her design features include:
• Low resistance hull shape designed for high speed and low fuel consumption, good sea- and station-keeping performances, excellent manoeuvrability, high capacities and good stability
• Environmental friendly design
• Large working deck
• ROV hangar, prepared for launch- and recovery system for ROV
• Large, high standard and comfortable accommodation for 90 people, with low noise levels
Skandi Skolten is currently working on her first project in the North Sea for Alantis Resources, providing general support for tidal turbine installation.