Canadian offshore service provider Horizon Maritime has added two platform supply vessels, Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide, to its fleet in association with New Orleans-headquartered Tidewater Marine.
Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide were built in 2012 and 2013 respectively, at Norway’s Vard Soviknes shipyard and are designed to operate in harsh environments.
Lundstrom Tide is 88 m long, has a 19 m beam and a capacity of 4,427 dwt, according to Vesseltracker.com. The same site gives Troms Sirius a length of 94 m, a 19 m beam and a 5,000 dwt capacity.
They were previously operated by Tidewater’s subsidiary Troms Offshore, based in Tromsř, Norway.
Horizon’s business development vice president, Graham Curren said “Our growing fleet of the most modern and versatile vessels in the world provides our customers with a new level of industry-leading performance in the harshest of offshore environments, here in Canada.
“The arrival of Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide to our region builds on our depth and expands our capabilities.”
Both ships hold DNV GL’s most stringent environmental class notation, ‘Clean Design’, and hold Green Passports, which contain an inventory of potentially hazardous materials used in a vessel’s construction and any subsequent design and equipment changes throughout its working life.
They also have up-to-date diesel-electric propulsion technology installed, allowing for minimised fuel consumption, according to Horizon.
The ships are Canada-registered and crewed by Atlantic Canadians.
Tidewater Marine and Horizon Maritime have previously worked together on Shell Canada’s Shelburne Basin deepwater exploration project offshore Nova Scotia.
This involved Horizon Maritime personnel operating Breaux Tide and Jones Tide, Tidewater Maritime vessels, over roughly an 18-month period.
Horizon Maritime is headquartered in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, with a management team that has been involved in the global maritime sector since the 1980s.
Tidewater Marine owns and operates a large, globally active fleet of offshore support vessels.