Ranger Offshore Buys DP2 Vessel
Ranger Offshore, Inc., a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners, add the 'DSV Lewek Toucan' to its fleet of vessels.
The Lewek Toucan, built in 2006, is a 290’ DP-2 multipurpose offshore support vessel with a 120 ton active heave compensated crane, moon pool, helideck, 1,000 ton cargo deck, and accommodations for 100 personnel.
It has arrived in Galveston, Texas, and will be outfitted with Ranger’s Hoss I 1,000’ DNV class 12-man saturation diving system with a self-launching hyperbaric rescue chamber. The new owners say that the Lewek Toucan will operate in accordance with Ranger’s ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO/TS 29001 commitment to safety and quality workmanship.
Ranger Offshore has entered into a long term agreement with EMAS and will utilize the Lewek Toucan to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel is currently contracted to perform multiple 36” pipeline tie-ins at various depths of water beginning August 2013.
Ranger’s CEO Bill Lam commented, “The addition of the Toucan represents another step forward in Ranger’s continued strategic growth plan to grow and better serve our customers, in the Gulf of Mexico and in select international markets. We are excited about Ranger’s ability to now offer expanded and diverse solutions to meet our clients’ needs.”