Singapore-based Kreuz Subsea has launched its second newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) the “Kreuz Challenger”, constructed at Vard.
The vessel of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, has been developed especially for undertaking light construction, SURF and IRM projects in South East Asia.
When finished, the DP2 class vessel will have a 100-ton active heave compensated offshore crane, and be prepared for remote operating vehicles (ROVs).
The vessel’s diving system will feature a single bell system for a maximum of 12 divers, and will be able operate in water depths of up to 300 meters with a surface diving spread suitable for air diving in up to 50 meters depth. The diving accommodation is divided into three saturation living chambers.
The vessel will be built according to latest SPS regulations, and will be fit to accommodate up to 105 persons.
Designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, “Kreuz Challenger” is scheduled for delivery from Vard Søviknes in Norway in 2Q 2017.