Farstad Shipping, DOF Subsea and Oceanteam have sold an offshore support vessel each
Solstad Offshore subsidiary Farstad Shipping sold an anchor handling tug and supply vessel to cut its fleet. 2006-built AHTS Far Strait, built by Aker Brevik, was sold to an unnamed owner, for an undisclosed price. Solstad said the sale of the 178-tonne bollard pull vessel would result in an immaterial accounting effect for Q2 2021. It was delivered on 28 April.
It was not alone in selling older tonnage this week. DOF Subsea completed the sale of 2007-built construction support vessel Geograph. This Sawicon design, DNV-classed vessel was sold for around Nkr20M (US$2.4M) to an unnamed buyer outside of Norway. DOF said Geograph will be delivered to the new owner in May 2021.
Another Oslo-listed vessel operator, Oceanteam, said it completed the sale of a construction support vessel it jointly owned with Bourbon Offshore Norway. Oceanteam Bourbon sold 2010-built Southern Ocean for an undisclosed price and to an unnamed operator.
Southern Ocean had worked for Boskalis for two months, ending in April, to transport and install suction pile anchors and mooring chains on a project in southeast Asia. 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.
Selling Southern Ocean is part of Oceanteam’s plan to focus on the growing renewable energy and energy transition markets. It intends to merge with Passer Group and raise Nkr125M (US$12M) in funds through a private placement of new shares.
Earlier this week, DOF Subsea announced it gained a contract from Siemens Gamesa for its construction support vessel Skandi Constructor for projects on several offshore windfarms in Germany with a duration up to 160 days, starting in April.
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