New build flexible lay and construction vessel, Skandi Africa, has joined the industry leading Technip fleet, following the signing of the on-hire agreement in Schiedam, the Netherlands on 5 October. The ship, owned by DOF Subsea, which was awarded 'Ship of the Year 2015', has now begun her five year charter commitment, working on global projects for the company.
Built by Vard Soeviknes in Norway, the state-of-the-art DP3 vessel is specially designed to operate in harsh environments. She has a length of 160.9 m, a breadth of 32 m, and is equipped with a 900 t active-heave compensated crane and 650 t Tiltable Lay System which can operate in water depths up to 3000 m. Her deck space is a large 2700 m2 and she has under-deck storage capacity of 3500 t. This high specification means the vessel is ideally equipped for deepwater construction and flexible lay projects in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
Once final preparations have been completed, the vessel will commence her operational duties.
Skandi Africa is a valuable addition to the Technip fleet and further demonstrates Technip’s commitment to regularly investing in its fleet of marine assets.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock