Ceona delivers new vessels to Brazil, GOM

May 5, 2014

Ceona has completed final outfitting of the Polar Onyx and the Normand Pacific to begin clients’ projecs in Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico, respectively. The successful delivery of the two flexlay and subsea construction vessels marks the conclusion of the first phase of Ceona's fleet development program.

Polar Onyx (pictured, top) is designed for operations in harsh conditions and deep waters (Ulstein X-bow), and is built with a 250t AHC offshore crane. Final outfitting has taken place in Schiedam, The Netherlands, where Huisman has installed a 275t vertical lay system and a deck-mounted carousel with capacity for 2000 tons of flexible products. Two permanent work-class ROVs delivered by Ceona’s partner ROVOP, which can operate in 3000m water depth, were also mobilized in Schiedam.

The Polar Onyx has set sail for Vitoria, Brazil where she will mobilize and enter service as a pipelay support vessel (PLSV) for Petrobras. Ceona will manage the PLSV, the vessel's maiden contract, in partnership with Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG). The Polar Onyx is under charter to Ceona from GC Rieber Shipping for a fixed period of five years, with options for up to five additional years.

Meanwhile, the Normand Pacific (pictured, bottom) has been finalized installing a new high-specification 75t VLS, a reel-drive system of 400t reels, and two work-class ROVOP ROVs in Galveston, Texas. It has now sailed to Freeport to mobilize for its first contract as part of the Ceona fleet, working on the Clipper contingency umbilical installation project for Bennu Oil and Gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel will work on installation of a dynamic umbilical and electrical quad cables in water depths over 900m. The Normand Pacific is chartered from Solstad Offshore for one year, starting in April 2014, with an option to extend. 

 


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