Clough Christens New Subsea Vessel in Norway

More than 70 invited guests watched as Clough's new addition to its construction fleet, Rem Clough, was christened at the Aker Kleven yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway by Anne Gunn Vik Smith, wife of Clough CEO John Smith at 2pm on Saturday, November 1, 2008.

This new purpose-built dynamically positioned subsea construction vessel is capable of working on subsea structures to a depth of 2,500 meters and has a lifting capacity of 250 Te. It is equipped with two 150 hp, 3,000 metre water depth rated work class Remote Operated Vehicles, deployed from hangars on the port and starboard sides, and has 1300m2 deck space aft of the ROV hangars. This will allow Clough to embark on subsea construction projects, involving installation of:

  • flexible flowlines and umbilicals,
  • templates and manifolds,
  • spools and flying leads.

The vessel can also be fitted with the newly built 12-man saturation diving system for construction work in shallower depths.

"This is an important step in our growth plan," said John Smith at the naming ceremony. "I'm delighted to say that the vessel is committed for the first 12 months with 2 x 6 month options for subsea construction work in the Gulf of Mexico."