Norwegian offshore support vessel operator SolstadFarstad has been awarded several new contracts, adding more than 2,500 vessel working days to the companyís workbook.
Maersk Oil North Sea has awarded contracts for four platform supply vessels. Sea Tantalus and Far Server will support Ocean Valiant, a semi-submersible drilling rig, for approximately two years from June 2018. Normand Flipper and Sea Springer will support hookup and commissioning of the Culzean gas field development from July 2018 for approximately nine months.
Sea Spark has been contracted for a year by BP Egypt from June 2018.
Sea Supra and Sea Spear have been contracted for three months with options for an undisclosed client, commencing mid-2018.
Sea Tantalus is an STX 05-L CD built at Cochin Shipyard in 2013. The vessel measures 82 m long by 17.03 m wide with 4,047 dwt.
Far Server is a Havyard 832 CD built at Fjellstrand in 2010. It has a length of 78.6 m and a width of 17.6 m with 3,735 dwt.
Normand Flipper is a UT 745E built in 2003 at Kleven Verft. The vessel is 88.8 m long and 18.8 m wide with 4,340 dwt.
Sea Springer, Sea Spark, Sea Supra and Sea Spear are all PX 105s built at Zheijiang Shipbuilding in 2014 or in Sea Sparkís case, 2013. They feature Ulsteinís X-Bow hull design and measure 89 m long by 19 m wide with 4,459 dwt.