Deep Discoverer

Diving Support and Construction Vessel for TechnipFMC

801 Deep Discoverer2 mindre

THE VESSEL is of VARD 3 03 design, with a high level of operability and innovative solutions to make it safe and environmental friendly. It is specially designed and equipped for diving and subsea operations with a high focus on good sea-keeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performances and low fuel consumption. The vessel has an optimized hull form, and bow shape optimized for all weather conditions together with the specified propulsion configuration. SCR reactors are installed on all main diesel generators for reducing emissions to air.

The vessel is fitted with:
• A twin bell 18 man saturation diving system for a maximum diving depth of 300 msw.
• Dive moonpools with damping zones, acc. to Vard Design’s R&D sea keeping capability program.
• ROV hangar with possibility to launch ROV through gate in ship side on starboard side.
• One off AHC offshore subsea crane (250T) to 3000 m water depth.
• Two off auxiliary offshore subsea cranes (50T) to 350 m water depth.
• Optimized hull form and bow shape.
• Two off MOB boats acc. to SOLAS (one FRC), two lifeboats for vessel and two HLB for divers.

801 Deep Discoverer Harald M Valderhaug 3 mindre

Build specifications


ship owner

Vard Søviknes

outfitting yard

February 2019


Vard Design

ship designer



Vard 3 03


Diving Support and Construction Vessel

type of vessel


yard no.

Technical specifications

121 m

length overall

110.8 m

length between p.p

23 m

breadth moulded

5500 t


120 pers