Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has reached an agreement with Shelf Subsea to charter Nusantara, an Indonesian-flagged dive support vessel, for two years with options to extend.
Shelf intends to use the vessel to provide integrated diving and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to clients in the Asia Pacific region.
Nusantara has been in high demand in recent years, having worked for multiple oil companies and Tier 1 contractors throughout Asia, said Adam Clayton, business unit head at MEO. She has a perfect specification for mid-water inspection, maintenance and repair projects in Asia.
Nusantara is an 80 m, dynamic positioning class 2 subsea support vessel with diesel-electric propulsion, built-in 15-man saturation diving system, three-man diving bell, 50-tonne man-riding active heave-compensated crane, helideck and 700 m2 of clear deck area.
The vessel will be fitted with two work-class ROVs that will remain on it for the duration of the charter.