Subsea 7 Expands Fleet with Newbuild

November 12, 2020

The offshore installation specialist Subsea 7 has expanded its fleet to include the newly built roller ship Seven Vega.

The Seven Vega was built by the Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC and is 149 meters long, 33 meters wide and has a class 3 dynamic positioning system.

The roll laying system has a high tension capacity of 600 tons, consisting of a 32-meter main roll and a 17-meter auxiliary roll with a maximum storage capacity of 5,600 and 1,600 tons, respectively. The ship is equipped with cranes with lifting capacities of 250 and 50 tons, as well as several smaller cranes and two remotely controlled underwater vehicle systems of the working class.

The double tension pipelay ramp slopes to allow installation of the pipeline from shallow water to a depth of 3,000 meters.

Phil Simons, Executive Vice President Projects & Operations Subsea 7, said, “We are excited to add Seven Vega, one of the best performing and most affordable reel lay vessels on the market, to our fleet. The ship is an important long-term investment and sets a new standard for offshore pipelays. It was purposely designed to install economical flowline technologies that accommodate the growing market trend towards longer feedback developments. This includes complex piping, piggyback and electrically heated flow line systems, risers, supply lines and structures in water depths of up to 3,000 meters.

Seven Subsa is now operational, loading pipe for its first project, Subsea 7 said. AIS data shows the ship is currently moored near Alesund, Norway.
Seven Vega (Photo: Subsea 7)

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