The DP2 Dive Support Vessel ‘Mermaid Endurer’ for inspection, repair and maintenance services and light construction intervention. The contract is scheduled to commence in the second calendar quarter of 2014 for a term ending in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, with options for extension subject to mutual agreement. The vessel will arrive in the North Sea in early 2014 and will be marketed for opportunities in the spot market before
commencement of the contract.
“The Mermaid Endurer was built in Norway, specifically for these conditions, and we are confident that we can fulfill Bibby Offshore’s expectations,” said Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, Chief Executive Officer. “
This contract marks Mermaid’s successful re-entry into the North Sea market at a particularly exciting time over there. The contract covers all facets of the Mermaid group namely, Mermaid Offshore’s marine division, Subtech’s diving, inspection and IRM division, Subtech’s ROV department and Seascape’s survey division,” said Paul Whiley, Executive Director of Mermaid’s subsea division.
“Mermaid Endurer”, designated ST-254 CD, is a purpose built DSV / Offshore Construction Vessel built at Bergen Group , Norway. It was delivered in May 2010.
The vessel is designed for operation under severe weather conditions and has high maneuverability and station keeping capabilities. The vessel features a fully built-in and classed 18-man single bell saturation diving system rated to 300m water depth, including a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat. Dive gas storage cylinders are located below main deck level, leaving all back deck space for project equipment. A 100t active heave-compensated knuckle-boom crane enables Mermaid Endurer to perform light construction operations.