Roddy James N-Sea chief operating officer
N-Sea has launched its third diving support vessel. The Edradour represents a £1.5 million investment for the company and will be immediately utilised in its industry-leading IMR operations in the North Sea, as well as in Holland and Germany.
Launched in Aberdeen Harbour at the beginning of the month, the Edradour’s high-capacity and high-performance capabilities as a daughter craft will be showcased at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week. Similar to its sister vessel, the Aberlour, the Edradour features added capability and redundancy, making it ideally suited for restricted area access around offshore vessels, platforms and mobile offshore drilling units where diving support vessels have limited access for maintenance and surveys.
The Edradour will be utilised as a specialist diving and intervention craft for the inspection of subsea structure, light construction works, debris removal, special periodic surveys (SPS) and inshore harbour survey work.