Kreuz Subsea Names Newbuild DSV ‘Kreuz Challenger’

kreuz challenger under constructionSingapore-based Kreuz Subsea has named its second newbuild diving support vessel (DSV), currently under construction in Vard’s Norwegian yard, the “Kreuz Challenger”.

The vessel of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, has been developed especially for undertaking light construction, SURF and IRM projects in South East Asia. Designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, delivery is scheduled from Vard Søviknes in Norway in 2Q 2017.

The DP2 class vessel will have a 100-ton active heave compensated offshore crane, and is prepared for remote operating vehicles (ROVs). The diving system features a single bell system for a maximum of 12 divers, and can operate in water depths of up to 300 meters with a surface diving spread suitable for air diving in up to 50 meters depth. The diving accommodation is divided into three saturation living chambers.

The vessel will be built according to latest SPS regulations, and can accommodate up to 105 persons.

Photo: Kreuz Subsea

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