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March 26, 2009

Giant X-bow completes first job for Veolia ES

The Viking Poseidon, the world's largest Ulstein X-Bow vessel, has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Veolia ES Industrial Service fleet of deepwater marine vessels.

Owned by Eidesvik Offshore and on contract to Veolia ES for eight years, the vessel was delivered to Galveston Bay in February.

The 130-meter-long, 25-meter wide vessel has a deck area of 1,720-square meters.

The Poseidon has a maximum speed of 14 knots and can accommodate a crew of up to 106. Its advanced features, which will allow it to deploy heavier loads and operate further offshore, include two work class ROVs with launch and recovery systems (LARS), an HMC-250T active heave compensated knuckle boom crane and a 15-ton electrohydraulic deck crane with folding boom.

The ship is also equipped with two moon pools and a helideck.

You can download the vessel data sheet HERE.

The Poseidon's design technology and equipment will allow for greater deepwater capabilities at a time when customers are calling for such services.

Mr. Michel Gourvennec, President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services North America, stated, "The Poseidon clearly complements the capabilities of our expanding Marine Services division. As the market for deepwater capabilities, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, continues to grow, the Poseidon becomes a strategic asset that will put Veolia at the forefront of the marine services industry. We are happy to add her to our fleet."

Veolia ES Industrial Services' Marine Services Group includes a fleet of dive support vessels, undersea remote operated vehicles and highly qualified diver-technicians.


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