Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – January 21, 2022
Offshore vessel operators welcome the new year with new work on behalf of clients, mainly in the installation and IMR segments. The charters are for activities in Western Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and the Caribbean.
MMA Offshore awarded new vessel charter, extension
MMA Offshore has been awarded a new contract by Woodside for the anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) MMA Cove to continue to provide production support services for Woodside’s facilities in Australia’s North West. The contract is for a firm period of three and a half years, with a further one and a half years in option periods.
MMA has also been awarded a contract for the multi-purpose vessel MMA Privilege to provide accommodation and walk-to-work support services in Côte d’Ivoire. The contract is for a period of two years firm, commencing in March 2022.
MMA Privilege will be mobilising from Singapore in February 2022.
Edda Accommodation secures work for Saipem off West Africa
Edda Accommodation has secured a new contract for Edda Fides with Saipem in Mauritania and Senegal beginning in the second half of 2022.
Edda Fides, currently on charter for Equinor, will first provide accommodation and associated facilities for Chevron Australia before commencing work for Saipem at the Tortue field off Mauritania/Senegal. The contract is firm for a period of six months plus options.
DOF Subsea deploys vessels for contracts in North Sea, T&T
An unnamed renewables company has awarded DOF Subsea an extension to an ongoing subsea construction contract in the North Sea. In direct continuation of the ongoing project, Skandi Acergy shall be further utilised up to 169 vessel days.
The contract extension includes project management, engineering and range of bespoke equipment and services tailored towards the renewables segment.
DOF Subsea has also been awarded a new project in Trinidad and Tobago for the vessel Skandi Constructor. The project commenced in early January and has an estimated duration of approximately 40 days plus mobilisation and demobilisation.
CWind Taiwan wins Siemens Gamesa crewboat charter
CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between the International Ocean Group (IOG) and the Global Marine Group’s CWind, has entered into a charter contract with Siemens Gamesa for a crewboat to support the installation of the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in 2022.
CWind Phenom will be chartered to Siemens Gamesa throughout the wind turbine installation campaign of the project. The crewboat will operate alongside sister vessel CWind Phoenix.
Ultra Deep Solutions DSVs tapped for South East Asia EPC projects
Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has been awarded another project in the South East Asia region for an undisclosed EPC contractor. The company will utilise the dive support vessel (DSV) Picasso for the contract commencing in February 2022.
Meanwhile, UDS’ diving support construction vessel (DSCV) Lichtenstein recently arrived in Myanmar to start a large subsea project for an undisclosed EPC client. The scope of the work includes ROV and saturation diving support.