Jan De Nul’s new multi-purpose vessel ‘Adhémar de Saint-Venant’ has been launched from AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China.
The second multi-purpose vessel, the Daniel Bernoulli, is set for launch in March 2017.
Several different equipment sets can be installed on the vessels, which will provide them with a capacity to conduct subsea rock installation through an inclined fall pipe or a flexible fall pipe; subsea trenching, installation of cables and umbilicals and installation works by means of a heave compensated crane, the company explained.
Both vessels are provided with dynamic positioning (DP2) and a fully diesel-electric machinery arrangement, and can accommodate up to 60 people onboard.
The Adhémar de Saint-Venant has a ‘Strength bottom’ class notation, which allows the vessel to be beached for cable installation works in very shallow waters.