Nigeria’s first indigenous Saturation/Air Diving Vessel for subsea Installation, intervention, repair and maintenance of flow line, risers, umbilical, UWILD.

PETROLOG, an indigenous oil servicing company has acquired an ocean diving support vessel to boost its operations and advance the local content policy of the Federal Government. 

The 100 percent Nigerian Flagged, ABS classed Dynamic Positioning (DP2) dive support system vessel is currently in Nigeria waters. 

According to the company, this is the largest indigenous owned vessel in its class and is capable of providing diving, offshore construction and field support.

The company said in a statement on Monday, that the DSV VINNICE has a dead weight of 3200 tons. “It is 85 meters long and has a beam of 22 meters. It has an ample deck space, which will afford the placement of equipment tools and supplies on its deck.

“Equipped with the latest dynamic positioning and mooring controls, the vessel has navigation equipment and communication equipment to keep the Officers and DP operators in constant contact with the deck and diving supervisors during DP and moored operations. For the added flexibility to its modern DP2 systems, the vessel has a four point mooring system which can be used in shallow waters and high current channels.

  “The bridge is 150m2 in area and has a panoramic view of the diving equipment, deck area, and surrounding waters with CCTV monitoring internal and external ship security, the mooring winches and diving chambers. The two main six-cylinders diesel engines drive the azimuthing stern drives, the shaft generators for the two bow thrusters, and the two firefighting pumps. The Vessel is powered by three main 800Kw Caterpillars generators and 192kW emergency generators. The Saturation Diving System is powered by dedicated 800kW main and 400kW emergency generators.

The bunks are comfortable and can accommodate up to 182 crew members. It offers modern day amenities and has a fully functional hospital and a team of qualified medical staff. Clients can enjoy the convenience of private offices, spacious conference facilities, a recreational room, an internet cafe and a gym”.

Petrolog Chairman, Vincent Ebuh stated that the acquisition of the vessel is to further position the company as a foremost indigenous oil servicing company and boost its capacity to meet the demands of oil production companies in the country.


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