Horizon Maritime Services Ltd is starting the new year with two new vessels.
Construction of our newest ice class workboat, Horizon Chinook, was completed in Quebec in early December. This vessel was transported to our western Canadian operations and began a long-term contract immediately. It is the third vessel in our western Canadian operations, joining the Horizon Aurora and the Horizon Glacier, which have been deployed in the region for the past two years.
The acquisition of the Horizon Enabler from Tidewater Marine brings a second multifunctional offshore supply vessel to the Horizon Maritime fleet on a permanent basis. Similar to the Horizon Star, which is currently supporting oil & gas exploration operations, the vessel offers considerable versatility to offshore and marine clients. Recently, the Horizon Enabler was deployed in the cleanup of the Manolis L wreck off Newfoundland and on a series of subsea cable repair projects off Nova Scotia.
Chief Operating Officer Steve Widmeyer said:
“The opportunity to expand our services and fleet in our western Canadian operations with the Horizon Chinook, is directly attributable to the professional seafarers that we have and their commitment to quality and safety. Likewise, being able to secure a versatile vessel such as the Horizon Enabler, allows our crews to showcase their capabilities to our clients here in Canada and around the world.”
The 12 meter, 900 horsepower ice strengthened tug can perform towing, ice management, and general workboat services. With a removable wheelhouse, it can also be transported by trailer to remote locations.
The 93 meter vessel features a 100 tonne/2,000 meter subsea crane, can house two working class ROVs, has a large deck space of more than 900 square meters, and provides the largest offshore accommodation capacity available in the market.