N-Sea, the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) specialist, has launched its third diving support vessel. The Edradour represents a £1.5 million investment for the company and will be immediately utilised in its industry-leading IMR operations in the North Sea, as well as in The Netherlands and Germany.
Launched in Aberdeen Harbour at the beginning of the month, the Edradour’s capabilities as a daughter craft will be showcased at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week. Similar to its sister vessel, the Aberlour, the Edradour features added capability and redundancy, making suitable for restricted area access around offshore vessels, platforms and mobile offshore drilling units where diving support vessels have limited access for maintenance and surveys.
The Edradour will be utilised as a specialist diving and intervention craft for the inspection of subsea structure, light construction works, debris removal, special periodic surveys (SPS) and inshore harbour survey work.
Commenting on the launch of the vessel, N-Sea Chief Operating Officer, Roddy James said: “We are proud to have added the Edradour to our increasing fleet of dive support and specialist intervention vessels; it represents the next generation of craft in terms of safety, capability and reliability. N-Sea’s key objective is to produce safe, sound and swift solutions and the Edradour ensures our fleet will continue to exceed the expectations of our clients within the offshore subsea industry.”