FTO Services announces completion of first vessel
HOUSTON -- FTO Services has announced that construction of its new deepwater well intervention services vessel has been completed.
The naming ceremony for the new vessel, Island Performer, was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway, on June 27. During the event, about 200 guests including executives from FTO Services, Edison Chouest Offshore and FMC Technologies sailed on a five-hour maiden voyage to celebrate the naming of the vessel.
In the fourth quarter of 2014, FTO Services will begin a five-year lease of Island Performer from vessel owner, Island Offshore. The vessel will be integrated with FMC Technologies’ new deepwater riserless light well intervention (RLWI) stack, and will be capable of carrying out well interventions at depths of up to 6,500 ft (2,000 m).
The Island Performer is 427 ft (130 m) long with an Ulstein X-bow design, and is outfitted specifically for deepwater well intervention and construction, with a modular handling tower and a 250 ton active heave compensated crane.
John Griffin, Managing Director of FTO Services said, “This is an exciting time for FTO Services. We are delighted to be taking possession of Island Performer and its deepwater stack at the end of this year. This specialized vessel will enable us to access more than 90% of the world’s subsea wells.”