UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has announced the acquisition of 2010-built subsea construction vessel Delma 2000 to boost its offshore and subsea construction capabilities.
The ship is equipped with a heavy lift crane which has a lifting capacity of 1,600 mt, as well as an S-lay pipelay spread and subsea crane. The purchase price for the vessel is $89.85m.
“A significant investment in enhancing our future growth prospects, more so, as we expand our operations globally, the new vessel will enable us to undertake projects offshore that call for deepwater competencies. As the UAE looks to tap into its newly identified and existing oil and gas resources, we will continue to support our partners in their operations through highly efficient solutions,” said Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC.