Most advanced diving support vessel delivered by STX Europe



On March 17th, 2009, STX Europe delivered an advanced diving support vessel to Doftech DA (owned by DOFCON and Technip) from its Søviknes yard.  The vessel that is designed by STX Europe is constructed and certified for worldwide trading, and will serve an 8 year charter contract for Technip UK Ltd.

The formal naming ceremony will take place in Søvik on March 28th.  The vessel will be named Skandi Arctic.  With its 157 meter length and 27 meter breadth, it is a giant. The Skandi Arctic is a purpose designed and built diving support vessel suitable for the demanding North Sea market and capable of working throughout the year in virtually all sea and weather conditions. The Skandi Arctic provides services which include saturation dive support for offshore construction and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) operations.

The vessel is one of the most modern diving support vessels in the world thanks to its Hyperbaric Monitoring and Control System which is used to support the 24-man diving chamber complex. The vessel is designed with special emphasis on good sea-keeping abilities and excellent station-keeping performance. The Skandi Arctic is environmentally friendly with low fuel consumption and features which comply with DNV Clean Design requirements.

The STX Europe OSCV 06 L DSV design is among the most effective for a vessel of this kind. The vessel hull has been optimized through an extensive calm water and sea keeping model test programme resulting in excellent performance both in calm water and waves.

Skandi Arctic has accommodation capacity for 140 persons in 58 single cabins and 41 double cabins. The vessel is designed for comfort and well being for the crew. On board there is a cinema, library, gymnasium as well as several rest- and dayrooms.  

The OSCV 06 L DSV is designed by STX Norway Offshore Design in Ålesund, the hull is built by STX Europe in Romania, and the STX Europe yard Søviknes has been responsible for the outfitting and completion of the vessel. The integrated automation system, power management, switchboards and so on are supplied by STX Norway Electro.


Skandi Arctic

Offshore Subsea Construction and Diving Support Vessel

Built by:            STX Europe at Søviknes

Owner:              Doftech DA

Yard No:           702

Delivered:         March 2009

Design:             STX Norway Offshore Design – OSCV 06 L DSV

Length:             156.90 m

Breadth:            27.00 m

Depth m.d.:      12.00 m

Speed:             17.4 knots


Technical information and photos can be found at 

For further information please contact:

STX Europe

Offshore & Specialized Vessels

Hege Anita Akselvoll, Communications Manager, Tel +47 91 69 00 51

Magne Håberg, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing,   Tel +47 91 51 02 31


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