UK-based subsea services company Rever Offshore has announced the three-year extension to the charter of multi-role dive support vessel Rever Topaz
Under the contract, Rever Offshore secures exclusive and uninterrupted access to this asset from long-term partner Volstad Maritime until December 2022, with flexible options to further extend the charter to the end of 2025. Privately held Volstad Maritime is a Norwegian OSV owner and operator, specialising in seismic exploration, diving, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) and construction. It has offices in Aalesund, Norway.
With saturation and air diving support, well abandonment and riser installation capabilities, Rever Topaz is a highly versatile ST-256-L design dive support vessel with port and starboard moonpools, twin diving bells, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations, umbilical and flexible flowline installation and subsea crane operations among its capabilities.
A permanently installed garaged Observation-class ROV, Seaeye Lynx 48, is depth rated to 1,500 m and carries 200 m of tether.
Dynamic positioning class 2 capable, the Norway-flag Rever Topaz has an overall length of 106.6 m, beam of 22 m, draught of 7.3 m and deck area of 860 m2.
Rever Topaz has been a fundamental part of the company’s fleet for the last decade and as a result of this extension, Rever Offshore has continued to win and execute workscopes in support of IRM, decommissioning and construction activities for Rever Offshore’s client base.
Rever Offshore chief executive Barry Macleod said “Rever has a well-established track record of diving operations and over the years we have built a strong reputation with our clients through our work as well as Rever Topaz’s capabilities.”