7 - News - August 4, 2005
Subsea 7 sell “DSND
Surveyor” to Berkon Shipping N.V.
Global subsea contractor, Subsea 7 today announced
that it has agreed to sell the survey/ROV support
vessel “DSND Surveyor” to Berkon Shipping
N.V. in the Dutch Antilles.
An agreement has been reached whereby Subsea 7
will charter back the vessel for a period of 334
days to fulfil ongoing contracts and is in dialogue
with Berkon Shipping N.V. regarding further opportunities.
Subsea 7 is working with the purchaser to provide
continuity of work for the crew and offshore employees
currently assigned to the vessel.
John Evans, Chief Operating Officer of Subsea
7 said, “This transaction will provide a
more flexible arrangement for the vessel allowing
Subsea 7 to focus and strengthen its position
in the key strategic subsea markets.”
The DSND Surveyor is currently in offshore Sakhalin
Island providing ROV and Survey services to Saipem
pipeline installation programme.
Ends 04 August 2005
Subsea 7 Public Relations:
Lyndsay Cruickshank Tel: +44 1224 344606
Pat Stephen Tel: +44 1224 344508 or +44 7712 427608
Notes to editors:
1. With a workforce in excess of 3000 people worldwide,
Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading subsea
engineering contractors. The company’s global
offshore operations are supported out of Asia
Pacific, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, Norway, UK and
West Africa. Subsea 7 has more than 100 remotely
operated vehicles (ROVs), four pipeline construction
yards and a fleet of modern, high specification
dynamically positioned ships capable of deepwater
reeled and flexible pipelay, deepwater subsea
construction and saturation diving. Website: www.subsea7.com
2. Workships Contractors B.V., a fully accredited
company head-quartered in the Netherlands. Established
in Rotterdam, Workships Contractors B.V has for
the past sixteen years, been involved in the managing
and operations of a wide variety of offshore vessels.
Workships provide Marine Management and Consulting
Services. The range of services covers offshore
service vessels, drilling and service platforms
either owned or under management. Operating worldwide
and on behalf of international clients. Website:
3. ROV is an acronym for Remotely Operated Vehicle.