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UK construction vessel to work subsea for Petrobras

07th January 2014

Ceona Chartering’s construction vessel Polar Onyx will work on deep and ultra-deep water subsea installation projects offshore Brazil

UK construction vessel to perform subsea works for Petrobras
The Polar Onyx is slated to work from May 2014 in deep and ultra-deep waters offshore Brazil

Ceona Chartering, a UK-based company providing solutions for marine projects, will see their new construction vessel Polar Onyx work for Petrobras on subsea installation projects offshore Brazil, it emerged on Tuesday.


Petrobras will use the Polar Onyx as a pipelay support vessel (PLSV).  It will operate in deep and ultra-deep waters offshore Brazil and as part of the oil giant’s expanding fleet of PLSVs.


The ship’s work scope will includethe installation and recovery of flexible risers, flowlines and umbilicals in depths of up to 2,200 metres. The vessel is expected to work from May 2014 for a firm period of 12 months. Ceona will manage the vessel and delivery of subsea services.


The Polar Onyx is being built for dynamic positioning DP3, and is equipped with a 250-ton AHC offshore crane. It will have a 275-ton vertical lay system, situated over the moon pool, and can install flexible pipes and umbilicals down to water depths of 3,000 m. 


Mark Preece, executive VP of commercial and business development at Ceona, commented: "The Polar Onyx will work on deep water flexible and umbilical installation projects for Petrobras in Brazil. The vessel will be used at her full potential and our teams are ensuring that we will be ready to deliver safely and efficiently."


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