Newbuild flexible lay and construction vessel, Skandi Africa, has joined the industry leading Technip fleet, following the signing of the on-hire agreement in Schiedam, Netherlands on 5 October. The ship, owned by DOF Subsea, 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 160.9m, a breadth of 32m, and is equipped with a 900-tonne active-heave compensated crane and 650-tonne Tiltable Lay System which can operate in water depths up to 3000m. Her deck space is a large 2700sq mand she has under-deck storage capacity of 3500-tonnes. 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.
Image of the Skandi Africa. From Technip.