Skandi Singapore Checks In At Tuas
It was a homecoming of sorts for Skandi Singapore, a dive-support vessel (DSV) belonging to the Norwegian-owned DOF Subsea, when it was docked at Tuas Yard between 8 and 13 February 2020. The vessel was at Tuas for routine maintenance, as well as retrofitting, hydro-jetting and blasting works. It was also given a fresh coat of chilli-red paint—the trademark colour of the DOF fleet.
“The Marine sector of ST Engineering has been a partner of choice for many years now. Despite the very tight turnaround time with Skandi Singapore, we knew we could count on the Marine team to deliver exceptional quality and reliable workmanship. What impressed us most was the experience level and professionalism of the team. They understood the requirements, were well-prepared for the mission, and got the job done exactly as planned—we couldn’t have asked for more. Our appreciation goes out to Mr Mohd Masudur Rahman, Project Manager, ST Engineering Marine, and his team for doing a great job!” said Mr Tom-Erik Jensen, Vessel Superintendent, DOF Subsea.
Built to high specifications, Skandi Singapore combines excellent sea-keeping capability with accurate positioning systems and sophisticated subsea equipment for comprehensive offshore operations. The starboard side of the main deck features a 140-tonne crane with a radius of 10m. In addition, the DSV comes with a moon pool and diving bell for deploying divers during harsh sea state and built-in decompression chambers for 18 divers to ensure continuous diving operations. The vessel is also designed with a large remotely operated vehicle (ROV) chamber capable of launching two Triton XLX work class ROVs from both the port and starboard side; a saturation diving system, an air diving system, a large operation deck to the aft of the vessel, and a helideck. The vessel accommodates up to 100 persons in 64 single/double cabins.