Aberdeen-based KD Marine  has hooked up with subsea specialist Mermaid Offshore to provide commercial diving support to a new DSV under construction at the Bergen Group’s BMV shipyard in Bergen.

Saturation, air diving, daughter craft and ROV services are to be provided by KD Marine under the new alliance for the newbuild dive support vessel Mermaid Endurer in the European offshore sector.

The Mermaid Endurer is due to be completed in the first half this year by Bergen Group on behalf of Mermaid Offshore which operates in Thailand, and the wider Asian Market, and which also owns 20.5% of Nemo Subsea IS in Norway.

KD will act as the lead contractor in the alliance providing diving and project management while Mermaid – part of Singapore-listed Mermaid Maritime PCL will supply the DSV, marine and ROVs.