Micopeti Pride is the first delivered vessel of three ordered. Initially, in 2007, the series was said to be delivered in 2009. Cecon described the delivery as a major milestone both for the company's development and in the Davie shipyard re-building.
"We would like to thank Davie and its employees for the successful delivery and for going above and beyond to ensure the vessel was ready for deployment straight onto her first contract, eliminating the need to carry out extra mobilization works in Europe. The new management of Davie has delivered on its promises," Riulf Rustad, chairman of Cecon, added.
Cecon Pride was renamed Micoperi Pride because its first deployment will be for Micoperi, an Italian contractor. The vessel is going to do construction work for ENI.Chantier in the Mediterranean.
Alan Bowen, CEO with the Davie, said:
"This ship is the most complex commercial vessel to have ever been built at a North American shipyard. It's also the largest vessel built in Canada in over 25 years, since Davie held the previous record."
According to Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Levis-Bellechasse and Les Etchemins' MP, the completion of this project is a testament to the capacity of the Canadian shipbuilding.
Micoperi Pride (IMO number 9431915 and MMSI 372524000) was launched in 2013. The multipurpose offshore construction vessel is 130 meter long and registered in Panama.