Oceanteam, Bourbon and Eidesvik Offshore gained charters for their vessels in the last five days, while TGS-Nopec started a new 3D seismic survey offshore Brazil
The latest of these contracts was a charter for construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean to support a deepwater installation project in southeast Asia.
Boskalis contracted the 2010-built vessel, jointly owned by Oceanteam and Bourbon, for two months, commencing February 2021. CSV Southern Ocean will assist Boskalis to transport and install suction pile anchors and mooring chains during this charter.
Oceanteam chief executive Henk van den Ijssel was pleased to secure this contract with Boskalis. He hopes this will result in “further development of our business relationship and build-up of our backlog in the region”.
According to automatic identification system (AIS) information, Southern Ocean was in Australia in November and December 2020, and was in Singapore and Indonesia in January 2021.
“CSV Southern Ocean has already proven its deepwater capabilities in 2018-2020 to the full satisfaction of its previous clients,” said Mr van den Ijssel.
It has dynamic positioning class 2 and large subsea cranes, one with 250 tonnes capability and a 110-tonne active-heave compensated crane. Southern Ocean also has a full ROV spread, 2,400 m2 deck space, extensive accommodation and additional deck equipment, such as reels and carousels and engineering capabilities. This enables the Malta-flagged vessel to conduct field support duties, construction, installation and inspection, repair and maintenance work.
Also last week, Eidesvik Offshore secured a time charter from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its support vessel Acergy Viking. This extends an existing contract with a firm period until January 2027 for the 2007-built and Norwegian-flagged vessel.
Eidesvik president and chief executive Jan Fredrik Meling said this agreement extends its relationship with Siemens Gamesa, which began in August 2016. “This contract award underpins our ambitions in offshore wind and will further strengthen our position in this important and growing market,” said Mr Meling.
Siemens Gamesa senior fleet manager Simon Werner said “With the upgrades included in the contract extension, Acergy Viking will be even better able to meet our operational demands and help us further increase efficiency in our offshore service operations.” AIS data indicates Acergy Viking is assisting the construction of offshore windfarms in Germany and operates out of the Port of Emden.
In South America, TGS has commenced a multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Brazil. This survey, being acquired in a dual-azimuth acquisition format, covers 2,694 km2 to broaden the region’s 3D coverage.
TGS chief executive Kristian Johansen said this survey will grow TGS’ 3D seismic data library offshore Brazil. “We remain strongly committed to conducting our operations in a sustainable manner while providing first-class data and insights services offshore Brazil,” said Mr Johansen. Data from this survey will be available in Q4 2021 after extensive processing.
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