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CTC Marine Projects Mobilises the Volantis and UT-1 to the Far East

10 August 2011

CTC Marine Projects, Ltd, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, has announced that the multi-role construction vessel, Volantis, part of CTC’s fleet of world leading subsea equipment, has arrived in the Far East for the first time since it commenced operation in 2008. The vessel is equipped with the world’s most powerful jet trenching Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the UT-1 Ultra Trencher.

The innovative spread, which has an impressive track record from operation in Europe and North Africa, will be used to complete trenching activity on the Jeju Island project in South Korea for client KT Submarine. The Volantis has joined the Maersk Responder, which is currently laying the two 105 kilometre HVDC power cable bundles between Jeju Island and Jindo Island prior to the jet trenching using UT-1.

CTC is a global installation and burial contractor with 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, and Telecommunications markets. It owns and operates the most technically advanced fleet of marine trenching vehicles in the world including ploughs, jet trenching ROVs and mechanical trenchers. The Volantis is part of CTC’s impressive fleet of long-term chartered vessels and is DP Class II designed for operation in severe weather conditions, demonstrating high station keeping capability whilst remaining environmentally friendly. The vessel will remain in Korea until later in the year when the project is due to complete.

Tony Stokes, Director of Asia Pacific states, "We are pleased to bring the Volantis onto the Jeju project in South Korea where it will provide vital trenching support to the Responder, currently laying the cable bundles. CTC is highly skilled in the field of cable installation and burial, and we are confident that the spread will perform successfully on this project.”