TechnipFMC has added to its fleet the newbuild dive support vessel (DSV) Deep Discoverer.
The company signed a deal with Vard Shipyard in Norway to purchase the vessel in late 2018. It is currently undergoing an operational readiness programme and will begin work in the first half of 2019.
Deep Discoverer will primarily service the North Sea diving construction and inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) markets.
The vessel has DP3 capabilities as well as an 18-person twin bell saturation diving system, in-built air diving spread, and a subsea crane.