SAFEEN Group’s offshore division, part of AD Ports Group, has announced the acquisition of a support vessel to enhance its subsea service capabilities.
The company said the SAFEEN Surveyor will undergo an extensive conversion prior to operations, including installation of an integrated dive system to support pipeline repair and maintenance.
The vessel has previously operated in the Middle East providing subsea inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM), and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) works.
SAFEEN Surveyor is a dynamic positioning system-equipped Vik-Sandvik Design VS460 MKIII subsea service vessel that can accommodate 60 people, with an overall length of 75.5 metres and 6,300 deadweight tonnage.
It has a built-in 80T active heave compensation (AHC) Offshore Crane for service in water depths of up to 2,000 metres.
“The acquisition of SAFEEN Surveyor is part of our wider expansion strategy to build capacity and enhance the portfolio of services we can offer customers around the world,” said Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO – Maritime Cluster and SAFEEN Group, AD Ports Group.
“We see significant potential for growth in the subsea support sector, particularly in inspection, repair, and maintenance, and the SAFEEN Surveyor has already performed admirably in these areas.
“The maritime services sector is extremely dynamic in the MENA region, and we believe we have a compelling proposition supported by the most advanced infrastructure and fleet.”
The contract notes that the three feeder boxships (ranging from 1,700 to 2,100 in TEU) will operate over a 15-year period.