Solstad Offshore’s construction support vessel (CSV) Far Sleipnir has been contracted for at least two years by Total Exploration & Production Congo.
Under the terms of the contract, which also includes Solstad Offshore’s local partner Petro Services, Far Sleipnir will act as a field-support vessel equipped with ROV systems, providing inspection, maintenance and repair; subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines; subsea intervention; and drilling support to Total’s operations offshore Congo-Brazzaville.
The vessel was already chartered by Total to operate in the same area in January 2017. Along with the two-year firm period, the contract includes four six-month options, giving a potential duration of four years.
Built in 2015 by Vard Langsten, Far Sleipnir measures 142.5 m in length by 25 m in breadth and has a dwt of 9,200. It has cargo deck space of 1,800 m2 and can accommodate up to 130 people. As well as a 7.2 m by 7.2 m moonpool, it has a 5.6 m by 4.0 m moonpool specifically for ROV deployment.
Lifting capacity comes from a main crane auxiliary winch with a safe working load (SWL) of 350 tonnes, a main crane with a SWL of 150 tonnes and two deck cranes with a safe working load of 3 tonnes apiece. The vessel has a BHP of 22,549 and is fitted with three 3,548-BHP bow thrusters as well as a 2,682-BHP azimuthing thruster also mounted in the bow.
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