DOF Subsea, a provider of integrated subsea solutions, has chartered a new multipurpose vessel to assist in North Sea operations. The company has entered into a long-term charter agreement with Reach Subsea for the newbuild construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Reach. DOF Subsea has signed a two-year contract with Reach Subsea with two one-year extension options.
The Normand Reach is due to be delivered before the end of May 2014 and will replace DOF Subsea’s existing Skandi Bergen vessel for high-end construction projects. The vessel is 121 m long and equipped with a 250 t AHC crane and two work-class ROVs.
The new vessel will be completely dedicated to the North Sea and support DOF Subsea’s continuing growth strategy within U.K. and Norway. The first assignments for the vessel will be for execution of projects for global operators in the U.K. These projects will be managed by DOF Subsea U.K.