Morrison expands pipelay barge, construction and diving fleet
Morrison has acquired two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system, effectively doubling the size of our pipelay barge fleet and increasing our saturation diving capabilities, the company said in its release.
Morrison new assets include:
LB Super Chief, a 265 ft x 72 ft ABS-classed pipelay barge with accommodations for 93 personnel. It is outfitted with a 100 KIP pipe tensioner, is U.S. flagged and provides extended capabilities for pipe size and water depth lay and recovery.
DLB Subsea Vision, a 415 ft x 100 ft ABS-classed pipelay and construction barge with accommodations for up to 140 personnel. It is outfitted with a PDI Large Diameter Pipelay System with a 100 KIP pipe tensioner, a Seatrax 300-ton crane and a moonpool.
Saturation Diving System, a 12-man ABS-classed portable IMCA compliant diving system capable of diving to depths up to 1,000 ft.
The acquisition complements MORRISON’s existing fleet of pipelay barges consisting of the CM-15, CM-9 and MORRISON’s two six-man saturation diving systems, a portable system and one installed on the DSV Joanne Morrison, a 240 ft saturation diving vessel and the largest of its class in the Gulf of Mexico with a 70-ton subsea crane. The DSV Joanne Morrison recently completed a major dry dock with upgrades to the vessel and diving systems resulting in enhanced performance for safety and operational assurance.