Subsea World News has rounded up some of the most popular photo galleries published in 2016.
The images of Pioneering Spirit wrapping up its first project in the North Sea were one of the most interesting to our readers.
The highlights of 2016 galleries have been mostly reserved for the new vessels that sailed into the market.
The galleries of the naming ceremonies that lured in the readers to take a peek were of McDermott’s DLV 2000, PGS’ Ramform Tethys, as well as the naming ceremony of Siem Offshore’s cable laying vessel Siem Aimery.
Delivery of Maersk Connector, a 138-meter cable laying vessel, also attracted a lot of views.
Scroll down in case you missed seeing any of the above mentioned beauties.
Pioneering Spirit Wraps Up Its First Project
Allseas’ single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’ has executed its maiden heavy lift project, removal of the 13,500 tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) in the North Sea.
The Yme MOPU is a jack-up type platform standing on three steel legs of 3.5 m diameter, which are inserted approximately 10 meters inside the subsea storage tank columns at 93 meters water depth.
Keppel Holds Naming Ceremony for McDermott’s DLV 2000
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) delivered a deepwater derrick lay vessel to McDermott International.
The derrick lay vessel, which is built to Keppel’s proprietary design, was named DLV 2000 on April 14, 2016. The DLV 2000 is designed to carry out pipe laying using the S-lay installation method, and it can also accommodate a deepwater, 500-tonne flex-lay system depending on market needs.
MSS Welcomes Maersk Connector to Its Fleet
Maersk Connector, the DP2 cable installation vessel, was handed over from Damen Shipyards Group to Maersk Supply Service (MSS) on February 04, 2016.
The vessel has been contracted on a long-term charter with subsea services provider DeepOcean.
Built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, Maersk Connector, with a length of 138 meters and a beam of 27.5 meters, is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels based on the Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) platform.
Ramform Tethys Joins PGS
The third of four Ramform Titan-class vessels, the Ramform Tethys, was named at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding yard in Nagasaki, Japan.
The Ramform Tethys was delivered to PGS on March 16, and follows two first Ramform Titan-class vessels delivered to the Norwegian seismic contractor in 2013 and 2014, the Ramform Titan and the Ramform Atlas.
Siem Names New Cable Laying Vessel
Siem Offshore’s new cable laying vessel, Siem Aimery, was named in April at the Remontowa Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.
The godmother and sponsor of the vessel was Karin Muck, wife of Lars Muck, business area manager of Siem Offshore Contractors.
The vessel, designed by VARD, is 95.3 meters long and 21.5 meters wide. It can accommodate up to 60 people on board.
Subsea World News Staff