New charters are underway in support of oil and gas clients in Western Europe and Brazil while windfarm maintenance vessel contracts in Germany and the United States are in the pipeline. Also, an Italian infrastructure company has partnered with an LNG shipping specialist for the eventual deployment of a converted storage platform for energy supply duties in home waters.
Esvagt SOV awarded long-term contract with TotalEnergies
The Esvagt service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Dana has commenced work on a long-term charter with TotalEnergies in the Danish sector of the North Sea.
The recently rebuilt vessel will perform transfer and supply duties at TotalEnergies’ platforms and other operations in the North Sea.
Modifications to the SOV include an enlarged aft deck, a new walkway, a new retractable thruster at the bow, and a larger battery pack.
Aker BP taps Solstad PSV for work in Norway
Aker BP has chartered Solstad Offshore’s large platform supply vessel (PSV) Normand Arctic to support its activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The contract has a firm duration of 15 months is a part of the existing frame agreement between Aker BP and Solstad. Commencement will take place during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Snam, Golar LNG ink agreement for FSRU to supply Sardinia with energy
Italy’s Snam and Golar LNG have entered into a contract through which Golar will deliver the existing LNG carrier Golar Arctic as a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) that Snam will install in the port area of Portovesme, in Sardinia, as part of a project to supply the island with energy.
The contract includes the vessel and the capex for Golar to convert Golar Arctic into an FSRU with storage capacity for up to 140,000 cubic metres. Further to the full conversion of the vessel, the FSRU will be sold to the Snam Group.
Start of activities for the conversion of the ship into an FSRU and related fulfillments are subject to Snam’s issuance of a Notice-to-Proceed (NTP). The conversion is scheduled to take about two years.
C-Bed secures walk-to-work charter with German windfarm operator
Danish accommodation specialist C-Bed has been selected to support a new project on the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea in June this year.
The deployment of the walk-to-work vessel Wind Innovation will be in fulfilment of a charter with DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vattenfall Europe Windkraft and Stadtwerke München.
Wind Innovation will operate under charter with DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind until Q4 2022.
Massachusetts crewboat provider wins Vineyard Wind contract
Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has awarded a charter for crewboat services to be provided by Patriot Offshore Maritime Services, a Massachusetts-based company.
The crewboat will be built at Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Massachusetts. The high-speed vessel will have a lengh of 27 metres and capacity for 24 technicians and other personnel.
Petrobras selects DOF anchor handlers for new charters
Petrobras has awarded new long-term charter and service contracts to DOF companies Norskan Offshore and DOF Subsea Serviços Brasil for four anchor handling and tug supply (AHTS) vessels and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Skandi Angra, Skandi Paraty, Skandi Urca, and Skandi Fluminense are all currently operating for Petrobras and are equipped with DOF Subsea’s work-class ROVs. The charters are for three years firm, while two years’ worth of options are also available.
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