The keel laying ceremony for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vessel took place at Royal IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel today, 5 July.
In line with this major milestone Subsea 7 announced the vessel will be named ‘Seven Vega’, which is the winning suggestion of an employee vessel naming competition.
Stuart Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President Strategy and Commercial Subsea 7 said: “It was important to us to involve our employees in the journey of our new build vessel. The naming competition generated an incredible 1700 entries. We chose ‘Seven Vega’ because Vega is one of the brightest stars in the northern sky and will become the North Star in the future. We look forward to welcoming the winner of the competition to the naming ceremony and to ‘Seven Vega’ joining the fleet in the first half of 2020.”