23 September 2011
The pipe laying vessel "Skandi Niteroi" sailed from Le Havre at the end of July 2011 following completion of the installation of a 2000Te Carousel, two 15Te tensioners and ancillary deck mounted equipment, including an adjustable chute for feeding the product from the load out tensioner into the underdeck carousel. All of this equipment was designed and fabricated by MAATS Tech who also supervised the installation and carried out the commissioning.
Before leaving Le Havre, the vessel completed an inclining experiment under the scrutiny of DnV. This experiment was successfully conducted by MAATS Tech against a very tight timetable requiring "Skandi Niteroi" to sail to Brazil to meet contractual obligations.