Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has acquired the Toisa Warrior, a 87 meters DP2 ship built in 2011, from Sealion Shipping.
With this acquisition, ASN is rejuvenating its fleet and reinforcing its presence in the Atlantic area, the company said.
The Toisa Warrior, renamed Ile d’Ouessant and registered under French flag, will serve primarily as a maintenance vessel for cables in the Atlantic (APMA) and will replace the Peter Faber.
The conversion of the ship will start shortly and will run in Europe under Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ (LDA) responsibility, with the aim of having the new ship operational in the Atlantic area by Q1 2020.
The new vessel features 2 propellers and 4 thrusters for a speed of 15 knots.
The vessel will have the ability to support new ASN Oil & Gas activities, such as DC/FO and PRM (Permanent Reservoir Monitoring) projects and provide extra capabilities to ASN as light subsea construction.