Norway’s Solstad Offshore ASA announced the UT 745L-design construction support vessel (CSV) Far Saga has been awarded a firm contract with Petrobras for three years
For the contract, which will start in Q3 2020, the Brazil-flag Far Saga will be equipped with two work class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from C-Innovation suitable for operating to 3,000 m of water. Built in 2001, Far Saga has an overall length of 89.4 m, beam of 18.8 m, with a clear main deck of 510 m2 and an A deck of 150 m2. Dynamic positioning class 2 (DP2) capable, Far Saga has a large moonpool, helipad and accommodation for 63. Operating in Brazil since 2014, the CSV will keep supporting exploration and production activities on the Brazilian continental shelf.
Solstad also reported CSV Normand Energy (ex Normand Seven) has been awarded a contract with an undisclosed client. Normand Energy will be mobilised from a European port and the contract will commence in late Q2 2020 with a duration of four to six months.
A VS 4220 built by Ulstein in 2007, Normand Energy has an overall length of 130 m, beam of 28 m, cargo deck area of 2,000 m3, with accommodation for 100. A DP3-capable vessel, Normand Energy has an active heave compensation (AHC) main crane with a SWL of 250 tonnes, a large moonpool and helipad that can accommodate a Sikorsky 92.
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