Eidesvik, Havila and Golden Energy Offshore have gained charters for five offshore support vessels
Eidesvik Offshore won two contracts for its vessels, including one in the offshore energy industry. Equinor Energy awarded a contract to Eidesvik to charter 2008-built, LNG fuelled platform supply vessel (PSV) Viking Queen for 10 months, in direct continuation of its current contract with Equinor.
Eidesvik also secured a contract from Seabed Geosolutions for a time charter of Subsea Viking. This 1999-built vessel will be working for a firm period of four months in direct continuation of the existing contract. “We are very pleased with this contract award, and we look forward to continuing to build on our long-term relationship with Seabed Geosolutions,” said Eidesvik chief executive and president Jan Fredrik Meling.
Havila Shipping gained a contract for its PSV Havila Borg from IKM Acona, which provides well management and engineering services. Havila Borg is chartered to support operations on one well, which could last between 35 days and 90 days. IKM Acona has the right to exercise options for up to two additional wells, which could extend Havila Borg charter up to nine months.
Also last week, Golden Energy Offshore Management said two vessels it managed gained contract extensions to support subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work. The longest of these two contracts was for IMR vessel Larissa. This extension was from Wintershall Noordzee for walk-to-work operations in the Dutch sector of the North Sea until at least September 2021.
Golden Energy said a second vessel Despina has commenced a contract extension with Fugro, which keeps it employed until the mid-August. Fugro has several months of options that may be declared.
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