New vessel mobilised in Gulf of Mexico

Paul Boughton

Harkand has completed the project management and engineering for the mobilisation of Siem Spearfish in Port Fourchon, Louisiana after arriving just nine days earlier from the Vard facility in Norway. The newbuild multi-purpose service vessel (MPSV) was designed and built with input from Harkand - particularly around the deck layout to increase the efficiency for mobilisation and demobilisation. The mobilisation included installation of a high-specification survey spread, two workclass ROVs, and the riserless well intervention spread.

Siem Spearfish is now on hire and will be initially completing riserless well intervention works in water depths ranging from 6,700ft to 8,100ft in the Gulf of Mexico.

The 120.8m-long vessel, is equipped with a 250 tonne AHC offshore crane with 3,000m of wire and two heavy workclass Triton 4000 meter XLS ROVs including active heave compensated umbilical winches built into the vessel. Siem Spearfish can accommodate a crew of 110. The impressive main deck area is 1,350m2 with a strength of 10Te/m2, a 7.2 x 7.2m work moon pool and has removable aft bulwarks. 

Harkand North America’s managing director AJ Jain said: “We are focused on our clients’ needs in this region and are providing additional vessels with the right capabilities in time to handle the work. This latest addition to the Harkand global fleet gives our clients in the region access to a state-of-the-art vessel outfitted with the equipment and the people to meet the demands of the deepwater IRM and light construction market.”

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