The Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV 2000) is a deepwater pipe-laying ship that operates in offshore oil and gas fields worldwide. Able to carry out the work of several ships, the DLV 2000 lays pipes, lifts heavy construction equipment and accommodates up to 400 offshore workers on board.


Regulations on marine vessels are stringent and must be rigorously adhered to. The fire detection system on such a specialised vessel must comply with the Safe Return to Port (SRtP) and Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships (IMO IA820E SPS2008) regulations.

McDermott Inc, the shipyard and vessel’s owner appointed Maretek Ltd, specialists in industrial and marine sector fire and safety systems, to design and install the fire protection system.

The Solution

Maretek turned to Apollo, its trusted supplier of marine fire detection products, to provide exceptional protection against false alarms through its specialist Apollo Discovery Marine system.

More than 800 Apollo Discovery Marine analogue addressable fire detectors and devices were installed on 27 loops, powered by 14 networked panels from Kentec

The Verdict

Commenting on the project, Simon Flavell, New Business Development Manager (Marine and Offshore) at Apollo Fire Detectors, says:

"We were delighted to be involved in such a prestigious project – this new vessel really is a state-of-the-art example which meets the highly stringent rules and regulations. By working closely with engineers at Maretek, we have been able to ensure that life and property on this substantial vessel are protected, no matter where in the world it may be operating. "

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