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Superior Offshore International schedules upgrades to the Superior Endeavour
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 04:19:43 EST
Topic: GENERAL NEWS


Superior Offshore International schedules upgrades to the Superior EndeavourSuperior Offshore International, a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, has scheduled for the Superior Endeavour, a DPII dive support vessel, vessel and equipment upgrades beginning the first week of February 2007. The 265 foot Endeavour will be outfitted with a 50-ton knuckle-boom crane, a more powerful below-deck generator which will dramatically increase the vessel’s electrical on-deck power supply, and a completely rebuilt saturation diving system rated to a maximum depth of 1,000 feet.

Specifics to the Superior Endeavour's Upgrades:

•  The Superior Endeavour's new Amanda GB 50-ton knuckle-boom crane will have a maximum reach of 95 feet, allowing the crane full access to the aft sections of the vessel.
•  The Superior Endeavour will be able to provide greater generator capacity with the installation of a 480 volt at 3600kw generator for aft deck usage which increases the vessel's electrical capabilities for various dive, ROV and pipelay systems and electrical project applications.
•  The Superior Endeavour will be equipped with a 12-man saturation diving system and a hyperbaric rescue chamber allowing divers to work simultaneously at different water depths up to 1,000 feet.

 "As a deepwater subsea construction service provider, it is vital to this company to continuously maintain and improve upon our marine assets and equipment, ensuring that each DP vessel can confidently perform for our clients," says Joe Glass, General Manager of Superior Offshore International's Marine Department. "Our continued upgrading of our vessels reflects our commitment to our clients and to the industry that we are willing to put back capital investment into our equipment."







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