Astander Completes CSO Deep Pioneer Upgrade

The work carried out on the 11,564 grt multipurpose subsea installation vessel CSO Deep Pioneer included the installation of two new ROV Launch & Recovery Systems and eight new two-cabin modular accomodation modules to take in the new crew requirements. Three new 1,360 kW generators were also installed to support the new power demand onboard as a result of all the new equipment in a new purpose-built generator room. All new installations were located aft of the existing accomodation block, the ship structure.being strengthened previously.

The whole program was completed after a 67-day stay of the vessel at the yard only. This contract for Technip, follows another succesful upgrading project completed at Astander last winter for another U.K.- based customer: Global Marine Systems on its cable layer Wave Sentinel on which, another new ROV system was fitted.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 97,  Nov 2003 United States

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