Transportation, either by transport barge or the installation vessel itself, is foreseen with the anchors lying horizontally as opposed to the vertical configuration when lowering to seabed for installation. 


Installation may be performed by anchor handling type vessels (AHT). The anchor may be transferred into the water by simple skidding with use of tugger winches or ARF (Anchor Recovery Frame). Any type of construction vessel can also perform installation with a suitable crane i.e. most diving support vessels and multipurpose vessels (DSV/ MSV), either monohulls or semis, in addition to specialized lifting vessels.
The following animation illustrate the installation process of a DPA.