Coflexip Stena Offshore came
to an agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
for the construction of its newbuild ultra deepwater pipelay and construction vessel, scheduled to begin operations in the second quarter 2001.
The future multipurpose vessel, which will be named later on, is designed for subsea construction and for laying rigid and flexible pipe and umbilicals down to 2,500 m. The newbuild will offer a wide range of capabilities covering subsea construction and installation in any deep and ultra deepwater fields in West Africa
, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.