Superior Energy Services, New Orleans, (NYSE: SPN) has added a second derrick barge to its fleet.

The 400-foot-long, 100-foot-wide Superior Pride has an 880-metric-ton crane manufactured by Huisman and can accommodate 360 people. The barge was delivered to Superior in Xiamen, China, where it was loaded onto a submersible ship for a 30-day voyage to West Africa, where it will be employed under a long-term contract.

Charlie Hardy, Superior executive vice president, marine services division, says, "By adding the Superior Pride to our fleet, Superior now has two derrick barges that offer unique capabilities for heavy lifting, well intervention and subsea work. The extensive accommodations onboard these vessels also allow us to support clients' projects requiring a large workforce."

Superior provides production-related services, rental tools and liftboats.