Huisman, together with VARD, DOF Subsea and Technip celebrated the christening of a pipe lay support vessel (PLSV), Skandi Açu, the Dutch specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions informed through its social media on Monday.
The PLSV, equipped with Huisman’s 650mt flex-lay system and the 2,500mt and 1,500mt underdeck carousels, is designed for installation of umbilicals, flexible flowlines and risers in Brazil.
The Skandi Açu was designed and built by VARD for DOF Subsea and Technip. Together with three other PLSVs, the building of Skandi Açu represents the largest order in VARD’s history.
VARD secured an order of USD 1.1 billion in August 2013 to build the four PLSVs.
The first two sister vessels Skandi Açu and Skandi Búzios, with length of 146 meters and accommodation capacity for 120 persons, are capable of operating in up to 3,000 m water depths.
The other two PLSVs, the Skandi Olinda and Skandi Recife will be fit to operate in water depths of up to 2,500 meters.