DEME bolsters offshore fleet
La Naval shipyard to deliver multipurpose vessel Living Stone in 2017
Belgian player DEME has ordered a new multipurpose vessel from shipyard La Naval in Spain as it looks to bolster its position in the offshore wind and other sectors.
The Living Stone will be delivered in 2017 and join the company’s fleet of fall-pipe vessels, which currently includes the Flintstone, Rollingstone and Seahorse.
In addition to a fall-pipe system the vessel will be equipped with cable/umbilical loading and installation facilities. It will also have advanced subsea construction capabilities and accommodation for 100 people.
DEME also confirmed the recent order of a second jack-up, the Apollo, from the Uljanik shipyard in Croatia.
Also due in 2017, the installation vessel will be able to operate in water depths of up to 70 metres and accommodate 90 people.
The Apollo will join GeoSea’s current fleet of self-propelled jack-ups. In addition to offshore wind work it will also be deployed by GeoSea oil and gas subsidiary EverSea.
Image: rendering of the Apollo jack-up (DEME)