Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore Receive High-capacity Subsea Vessel

Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore Receive High-capacity Subsea Vessel

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03 July 2014

Normand Vision, the advanced construction support vessel (CSV) ordered by Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore, has been delivered by VARD and is now ready for offshore operations.

The vessel, which is owned by Solstad Offshore, will operate on a long term charter with Ocean Installer for a minimum of 8 years.

The vessel will be the third in Ocean Installer’s fleet of operated subsea vessels, following Normand Mermaid and Normand Clipper, both chartered from Solstad Offshore. It will immediately take on several comprehensive projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including for Statoil and A/S Norske Shell.

Normand Vision is the result of the close cooperation between Solstad Offshore, VARD and Ocean Installer. The vessel is designed to operate efficiently under demanding conditions and is well fitted for SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) operations. The vessel is 156.7 meters long, 27 meters wide and has a cargo deck area of 2 100 square meters.

Normand Vision is equipped with a 150t VLS and a 3 000t below deck carousel, ROVs in hangars launched through moonpools, and two AHC offshore cranes (400t and 100t) that can both operate down to depths of 3 000 metres.

Normand Vision was officially given her name by the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Mrs. Monica Mæland, who acted as godmother in a ceremony that took place at Vard Søviknes July 2 2014.