Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has added two diving support vessels (DSVs) to its subsea services portfolio.
The company said it has reached an agreement with the bondholders of the two former Harkand vessels under which it has acquired the DSV Atlantis for approximately USD 60 million and has signed a three-year bareboat charter for her sister vessel Da Vinci along with a right of first refusal in the event of a sale.
The vessels, which were taken into service in 2011, are equipped with two bells for saturation diving work to a depth of 300 meters and provide accommodation for 120 crew.
With this addition, Boskalis targets to strengthen its existing position in the area of inspection, repair and maintenance of subsea offshore installation, pipelines and cables.
Furthermore, the company believes it has laid a foundation for an expansion in the area of subsea contracting, installation and SURF (Subsea Umbilicals, Risers & Flowlines) with the aim of further growth in this segment of the offshore energy market in the regions northwest Europe, Africa and the Middle East.