MORRISON Expands Pipelay and Diving Fleet

Chet Morrison Contractors (MORRISON) has expanded its pipelay fleet and diving capabilities with the acquisition of two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system.

MORRISON acquired the LB Super Chief, the ABS-classed pipelay barge with accommodations for 93 personnel.

The second barge that MORRISON acquired is the DLB Subsea Vision, a 415 ft x 100 ft pipelay and construction barge with accommodations for up to 140 personnel.

Furthermore, the company added saturation diving system to its fleet. The saturation diving system is a 12-man ABS-classed portable IMCA compliant diving system capable of diving to depths up to 1,000 ft.

Chet Morrison, chief executive officer, said, “We are excited about this strategic acquisition as it will significantly enhance our capabilities for greater pipe size and water depth operations; globally broaden our service offerings to our clients; and offer employment opportunities for many mariners, divers and other craftsmen. This coupled with our ongoing upgrades to our existing fleet demonstrates the commitment to our clients, employees and the overall industry, reinforcing MORRISON as the trusted subsea infrastructure solution.”

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