The latest addition to the advanced Subsea 7 fleet is an innovative real lay vessel, capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems and electrically heat traced flowlines in water depths up to 3000m.

Built at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel (NL), the Seven Vega features two large reels, a 5,600t storage capacity main reel and a secondary reel with a capacity of 1,600t. A 250t. active heave compensated main crane, a 50t. auxiliary crane and two side launching ROV’s are installed to support subsea operations.

With the delivery and installation of a KL800T3M knuckle boom stern

crane, a KL400T2M ramp top crane, a FL30T1 work station foldable crane and a SL100 stiff boom service crane, MELCAL furnished four robust lifting solutions, designed and purpose built for safe cargo handling operations and personnel lifts.


“We would like to thank Royal IHC for their continued business and their indispensable support during these challenging times. As the Sevan Vega sets sail to commence with global offshore operations, we wish her crew a safe and pleasant journey”, said Marnix Verschoor, CCO MELCAL S.p.A..