Gulmar newbuild diving/ROV support vessel heads for Brazil

Sharjah, UAE, headquartered Gulmar Offshore Limited reports that its diving/ROV support vessel Gulmar Atlantis is now on its maiden voyage from Singapore to start a minimum 6 months contract in Brazil.

"Brazil is a very dynamic market for Offshore Oil and Gas. This contract will be an opportunity to display the versatility and high-end capabilities of the vessel, in terms of SAT diving, ROV and construction support, both in shallow and deep water. We are delighted to be working with Petrobras, Fugro and Otto Candies" said Patrick Chapalain, Gulmar Offshore CEO.

Gulmar Offshore took delivery of Gulmar Atlantis in March. It is the first of its two newbuild vessels from the Hanjin shipyard in Busan, South Korea. These latest generation Diving/ROV Support Vessels each have an 18-man, 300 m-rated diving system with twin diving bells and twin 18-man self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats. They are equipped with, a AHC crane with 2,500 m hook depth capacity with 70 t hook load and a crane with 600 m hook depth and have, a large free deck space and built-in gas storage. Additional capabilities include Fi-Fi II, high specification offices, cabins and workshops as well as an extensive IT network.

Sister ship Gulmar Da Vinci is expected to be delivered in September and is currently uncommitted.

July 25, 2011