The vessel will be 85m long by 18m wide with a DP Class 2 diesel-electric propulsion system. There will be a 100t AHC knuckle-boom crane and a 10t Auxiliary crane, both with fast deepwater deployment capabilities. Based on specific job requirements, Sonsub will install one or two Innovator Heavy Work Class ROV systems with full 3,000m water depth operating capacity.
The spread will be dedicated mainly to Light Subsea Construction and IRM activities in deepwater and Sonsub believes that the combination of BOURBON and Saipem's long established expertise in West African offshore operations will lead to a very successful partnership.
October 20, 2006