A North East port has welcomed a major vessel to its shores as part of a project for oil giant BP.
Port of Sunderland has seen a continual increase in maritime traffic, including the repeated docking of the Havila Phoenix, DeepOcean’s flagship vessel and a giant in the subsea industry.
The Havila Phoenix currently houses two ROVs - remotely operated vehicles - and a T1000 jet trencher, all of which are used for subsea work and are invaluable to the oil, gas and renewable markets.
Port director, Matthew Hunt, said: “We’re always pleased to see vessels return to the port – it proves we are impressing the businesses we are working with.
“And it is even more exciting to see those businesses trust us to deliver the goods as they embark on establishing new relationships – in this case, working with an organisation of DeepOcean’s stature.
“The subsea industry is a multi-billion dollar industry globally and is going from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to be supporting that.”
Steve Marshall, senior project manager at DeepOcean, said: “A number of DeepOcean vessel mobilisations have made good use of the Port of Sunderland facilities. The shore side support services have always contributed positively to the project efforts.”