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The newly em- ployed Far Sen- tinel. building; country-to-country cable-laying and a start to some cable of a Britain-to-Belgium cable. The Irish Sea work will of the largest oil? eld projects ever seen in the North Sea rim see DeepOcean asset, Havila Phoenix, launch an FMC Schil- at Johan Sverdrup (Norway), Culzean (U.K.) and Sword ling Technology 200 horsepower WROV trencher. (Egypt). Fleets are growing, as Bakken says, and — as in the heyday of PSVs 10 years ago — the jobs keep coming. An Competitive Vision ability to handle survey and seabed mapping work by autono- In 2013 DeepOcean acquired half of ADUS to form ADUS mous underwater vehicles (AUVs) or remotely operated vehi- DeepOcean Ltd., and the competitive move allows the Nor- cles (ROVs) is key to winning work. It helps, as well, to have way-based subsea player to present clients with “stunning three types of trenching “robots” aboard, as with DeepOcean. subsea 3D visualizations” of subsea facilities, wind turbine

Though not yet fully ? tted out, the DeepOcean cable-in- pedestals or seabed terrain. stallation new-build Maersk Connector has newly helped the “It’s going to get even more competitive,” says Bakken. subsea contractor win a 136-kilometre trenching and route- “(SSVs) will have the same challenges as the rest of (the off- engineering job at an Irish Sea wind farm as well as the in- shore vessel market). We’ll focus on reliability and safety, be- stallation, trenching and subsea “road work” for the bundled cause it’s going to get tough.”

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