Delta SubSea (DSS) entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services for the HOS Bayou for deepwater remote operated vehicles (ROV) operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
The HOS Bayou is one of Hornbeck’s recently constructed 300 class HOSMAX DP-2 multi-purpose service vessels (MPSVs) and is the newest US-flagged Jones Act-compliant MPSV on the market today.
Equipped with two Delta SubSea Schilling HD 150 HP work-class ROVs from DSS’s fleet of ROVs, the HOS Bayou is capable of performing inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) of subsea oil installations and construction support in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to IMR work, this vessel package is designed to perform a variety of deepwater services, such as SURF installation, decommissioning activities, drilling support and deepwater well intervention projects.
The HOS Bayou has a maximum speed of 12 to 14 knots with fuel consumption of 208 gallons per hour and is equipped with a 150-tonne MacGregor knuckle-boom crane with active heave compensation and a maximum lifting capacity of 48-tonne at water depths of 10,000ft. The vessel also comes equipped with a 73ft diameter helideck and has 24 air conditioned/heated cabins for 70-person berthing. The vessel is equipped with an expansive ROV-client viewing lounge equipped with oversized monitors for both ROV systems and survey services.
Image of HOS Bayou from Hornbeck