Subsea operations specialist, Swire Seabed AS, increases vessel fleet with three-year bareboat charter
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Bergen, Norway, 30 October 2017 – Swire Seabed has signed a bareboat charter with Siem Offshore for up to three years bareboat of Siem’s LCV, Siem Stingray.
Siem Stingray, which will be re-named Seabed Stingray, is an IMR, Construction and Survey vessel of the VARD design. She is 120.90 metres in length with a deck space of 1350 m² and is equipped with a 250 tonne offshore crane. She will also have two heavy duty work class ROVs.The contract will see Swire Seabed operate the vessel in the IMR, Construction Support and Renewable sectors, with a particular focus on North European and West African markets. Siem Stingray was formerly working in the GoM for Subsea 7, executing the BP IMR & Light Construction Frame Agreement.
With Seabed Stingray joining the fleet in 2018 and the purchase of Seabed Constructor in early 2017, Swire Seabed has taken on two modern, high capacity LCVs to use as platforms for delivering complex subsea projects.
“While the market environment remains challenging, Swire Seabed continues to invest in new technology, assets, and is increasing capacity in engineering, survey and project execution. This bareboat charter increases the scale and flexibility of Swire Seabed’s fleet, and expresses our confidence in the quality of our service portfolio and the resilience of our clients in the subsea industry,” says CEO, Swire Seabed, Arvid Pettersen.
Swire Seabed’s other subsea vessels are Seabed Worker, Seabed Supporter andSeabed Constructor. These versatile and modern vessels are designed to perform a diverse range of light construction, IMR and survey work scopes in both the Oil & Gas and renewables sector. All vessels are equipped with heavy-duty WROVs (work class ROVs) and have a track record for executing deep water projects. All three vessels are contracted for work in survey and construction projects on a long-term basis.
Swire Seabed also owns several sophisticated mobile assets including two 3,000-metre rated mobile Kystdesign Supporter WROV systems, a 6,000-metre depth rated Argus Bathysaurus XLWROV, a Sperre Sub-fighter 15k Observation ROV and Seabed Excavator, a cutting-edge multi-purpose subsea tool carrier and dredging vehicle.