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Subsea 7 Photo Call: Aberdeen Welcome for New North Sea Vessels

24 March 2010

Subsea 7, one of the world's leading subsea engineering and construction companies, in conjunction with Shell Upstream Europe, will welcome representatives from the oil and gas and civic communities to Aberdeen harbour for an event showcasing the state-of-the-art Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Seven Atlantic and the new Remotely Operated Vehicle Support Vessel (ROVSV), Normand Subsea.

This event highlights the significant impact the introduction of these new vessels will have on the North Sea market and beyond. The Seven Atlantic in particular represents a huge step forward in North Sea diving productivity and capacity. The vessel is one of the largest and most capable DSVs in the world and at 140m long and 26m wide the vessel only just fits into Aberdeen Harbour. It is also very efficient, designed to operate for at least 60 days offshore without re-supply and will be able to operate in harsher North Sea weather conditions than has been possible previously by similar vessels.

When: Thursday 25th March, 9.45am-10am

Where: Quayside at the Seven Atlantic, Clipper Quay, Aberdeen Harbour (map attached). All press should report to the marquee inside Transit Shed Number 9 at Clipper Quay.

Photo Opportunity: Seven Atlantic berthed at Aberdeen Harbour with Steph McNeill, UK Vice President, Mel Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, John Evans, Chief Operating Officer, (all Subsea 7) and John Gallagher, Vice President-Technical, Shell Upstream Europe.

Harbour Security:Due to security requirements in the harbour area, it would be helpful if you could please confirm your attendance to Lyndsey Macdonald, Global Communications Co-ordinator, on 01224 526793 or email:

A press release will be issued on the day of the event, however, if you would like any more information on the vessels in advance or would like to set-up a short interview with a member of Subsea 7/Shell management on the day, please contact Lyndsey Macdonald as per the contact details above ASAP. Photos taken onboard the vessels will be issued to the press on the afternoon of the 25th.