VIDEO: Kreuz Challenger Ready for Shell

Published at 07:44AM - 14/09/16

Kreuz Subsea announced its newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) Kreuz Challenger is “ready for action” in Norway.

The Singapore-based company published a video (below) with footage of its second newbuild DSV after completing construction works at Vard’s Norwegian yard.

The vessel was named earlier in September and is scheduled for delivery from the Vard in Norway in the second Søviknes quarter of 2017.

VIDEO: Kreuz Challenger Ready for Shell

The newbuild vessel is a VARD 3 17 design, and it is 91.2 metres (299.2 feet) long and 21.5 metres (70.5 feet) wide.

The Kreuz Challenger is equipped with a 12-man saturation diving system, Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL), a 100-tonne active heave compensated (AHC) crane and accommodation for 105 people.

Additionally, it is expected to be used to provide Inspection Remedial & Maintenance (IRM) and light construction services for Brunei Shell Petroleum in South East Asia. 

Kreuz Subsea Expands Fleet

The diving system features a single bell system for a maximum of 12 divers and can operate in water depths of up to 984.2 feet with a surface diving spread suitable for air diving in up to 164 feet depth.

Vard Holdings Limited had secured the contract for the Singapore-based company’s newbuild in June 2015.

 “I would like to welcome the Kreuz Subsea group as a new client for VARD, and look forward to working with them on this exciting project. Being chosen to develop and build this innovative vessel for use in the Asia Pacific region is proof that our technology and designs are applicable to diverse offshore environments globally, and we are able to expand our reach into new markets,” VARD CEO and Executive Director Roy Reite said at the time.

Kreuz Subsea has a fleet of multipurpose support vessels, remotely operated vehicles and saturation and surface-supplied diving systems.