Viking Neptun joins DEME fleet

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 12/01/2022 DEME

DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel
Viking Neptun. It joins DEME 's fleet of vessel including the DP3 cable installation vessel Living Stone.

Viking Neptun currently has a turntable capable of handling 4,500 tonnes of cables below deck, but DEME will further boost its capacity by adding a second, 7,000 tonne cable turntable on deck. It meets the latest emission standards and features the environmental technology, including a battery pack for increased fuel efficiency and more sustainable operations.

The 145 m long vessel is also equipped with a large, unobstructed deck and a 400 tonne Active Heave Compensated Knuckle Boom crane, which also makes Viking Neptun ideal for the construction of floating wind farms.

Viking Neptun  is set to join the DEME fleet in the last quarter of 2022.

Hugo Bouvy, Managing Director DEME Offshore, comments: “DEME is always keen to anticipate the future demands of our clients and to support them in their growth. Acquiring a second, large cable-laying vessel ensures that we are ready to serve their needs now and in the future, and that we take a proactive role in helping to facilitate the energy transition. Since its introduction, our DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Living Stone’ has made its mark on the industry, with unrivalled capabilities. We are sure that ‘Viking Neptun’ will have an equally impressive career in the DEME fleet and it underlines our efforts to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements. At DEME, we also share Eidesvik’s team focus on pushing for more environmentally friendly operations and we will also investigate opportunities for further cooperation between our two companies.”