Offshoretråden - Kontrakter

GC Rieber Shipping - 3-year charter for Polar Onyx with Deepocean

GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with Deepocean BV for the SURF vessel Polar Onyx for a fixed period of three years with options to extend by up to two years.

The Polar Onyx will be used in Ghana to support Deepocean's contract with Tullow Oil. Commencement is immediately and mobilization has begun.

"We are very pleased to have secured a long-term charter agreement with Deepocean where we maintain a position to benefit from improving market conditions. The Polar Onyx proves yet again its market attractiveness being selected for the first long term subsea charter in a while. We look forward to servicing Tullow Oil in close cooperation with our client Deepocean", said GC Rieber Shipping CEO, Christian W. Berg.

GC Rieber Shipping has been involved in offshore exploration and development with dynamically positioned subsea vessels since the 1980s. The company has a fleet of three vessels which can provide a wide range of services such as offshore construction, Inspection Maintenance and Repair (IMR), walk-to-work, ROV survey, ploughing, cable laying and pipe laying (SURF) operations. In addition to Polar Onyx, Polar King is on contract with Nexans until August 2019, while Polar Queen is being actively marketed.

"We are well positioned in several market segments that offer attractive opportunities going forward. The majority of the subsea fleet is on contract, we deliver stable operations within Ice/support and Shearwater has successfully been established in the marine seismic market", said Christian W. Berg.
Announcement of PSV contracts

TAQA Bratani Limited ("TAQA") has awarded SolstadFarstad ASA ("SOFF") a contract for the Platform Supply Vessel, PSV, Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD Design). The contract is the duration of TAQA's mobile drilling Campaign in the UK Sector, which is approx. 18 Months, with expected commencement in Q1 2018. Far Spica is currently trading the North Sea Spot Market.

AGR Well Management Limited has awarded SOFF a contract for the PSV Normand Aurora (2005, P105 Design). The contract duration is for 1 well firm + 1 well options supporting West Hercules in the UK Sector and the commencement is expected to take place March 2018. The firm period has an estimated duration of 75 days. Normand Aurora is currently trading the North Sea Spot Market.

Fairfield Betula Limited has extended the current contract of the PSV Far Symphony (2003, P105 Design). The contract has been extended for 6 Months firm + 6 x 1 Month Options commencing from April 2018. The vessel has been supporting Fairfield's UK operations since April 2017.

"For SolstadFarstad, the UK sector of the North Sea is of high strategic importance, and we are very pleased to firm up another three PSVs in this area," says Jon Are Gummedal, Executive Vice President - AHTS/PSV International of Solstad Farstad ASA. He continues; "We are pleased to see increased activity in the UK sector, and we are dedicated to provide high quality services to our UK clients."
Kontraktsforlengelse for Viking Energy

Statoil har erklært et års opsjon for forsyningssipet Viking Energy fra april inneværende år, i direkte forlengelse av nåværende kontrakt.

Skipet vil klargjøres for landstrøm og vil få installert bedre utstyr for måling av drivstofforbruk.
DOF ASA - contract awards

DOF Group has been awarded several contracts through its subsidiaries DOF Rederi and DOF Subsea.

DOF Rederi has been awarded a 1-year contract for the Skandi Captain for Peterson Den Helder, with commencement in February.

DOF Subsea has been awarded various contracts, securing utilisation for vessels in the Subsea IMR Projects segment:

· In the Atlantic region, the contracts for Skandi Neptune and Skandi Constructor have been extended until the beginning of April and end of February
· Skandi Skansen's contract with TechnipFMC has been extended, and the vessel has further been awarded a new contract securing high utilization for the vessel the first four months of the year.
· In the Brazil region, Skandi Salvador has been awarded a short-term contract with Saipem.
· In the Asia Pacific region, an IMR frame agreement has been extended by one year, under which Skandi Singapore has been awarded 30 days of work in Q1 with potential for additional scope.
· In the North America region, Harvey Deep Sea and Skandi Achiever have been awarded short-term contracts securing utilization in Q1.

Mons S. Aase, CEO, stated: "I am pleased with the contract awards and our global organisation's ability to secure utilization for the Group's vessels in a challenging market."
GC Rieber Shipping: 4-month charter for Polar Queen

GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with a European offshore client for the CSV vessel Polar Queen for a fixed period of four months with options to extend by up to one month. With this charter, all GC Rieber Shipping subsea vessels have secured contracts for the summer season 2018.

The Polar Queen will be used in British sector to perform walk-to-work duties and commencement will be in May 2018.

"We are pleased to see Polar Queen build on her success in the walk-to-work market and secure a new substantial charter with Tier 1 clients. With this charter, GC Rieber Shipping is sold out for the summer of 2018. Both Polar King and Polar Onyx are now on solid long terms charters, and the agreement for Polar Queen proves the robustness of our crew and organizational capabilities", said GC Rieber Shipping CEO, Christian W. Berg.
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We are pleased to inform that our Nor Valiant have now left her lay-up berth in Rotterdam for work off the German coast where she has started her 8 weeks firm work with 5 weeks options. The work is within the renewable market and we look forward to continue on taking market shares in this segment.


Foto: Ukjent via Solstad Farstad
Contract extension in Brazil

DOF and Petrobras have agreed an extension of approx. 265 days for the Skandi Admiral with start-up in 9 June 2018, hence the vessel is firm until 28 February 2019. Skandi Admiral is an AHTS (UT 741) built in 1999 and was reflagged with Brazilian flag last year.
Contract for CSV Normand Flower with Fugro Netherlands Marine BV

Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF) has entered into a contract with Fugro Netherlands Marine BV for the CSV, Normand Flower, for operations in North European waters. The contract period is 6 months firm. Commencement of the contract is end March 2018.

"We experience an increasing demand for CSV tonnage in the North Sea and we are very pleased to be awarded our second vessel contract with Fugro," says Hans Knut Skår, EVP - Subsea Constructions & Renewable Energy of Solstad Farstad ASA.
Announcement of awarded PSV contract

Spirit Energy has awarded SolstadFarstad (SOFF) a contract for the two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Far Sitella (2013, PSV 08 CD Design) and Sea Titus (2014, STX 05-L CD Design).

The contract for Sea Titus will commence in March 2018 supporting the Paragon B391 drilling campaign for approximately one month followed by the Noble Hans Deul drilling campaign for approximately 12-13 months.

The contract for the Far Sitella will also commence in March 2018 and will support the drilling campaign for the Paragon B391 for a period of approximately 23 months.

In addition, Solstad Farstad has been awarded a contract for the PSV Sea Spider (2014, PX 105 Design), by an undisclosed client. This contract commences in February 2018 and the duration is for one well firm plus two optional wells. The firm period has an expected duration of 70 days.

All contracts are in the UK sector and the contracted vessels are currently trading the North Sea Spot Market.

"We are pleased to announce that we have succeeded to secure more term work for our PSV's operating in UK. Our local staff and the crew onboard our vessels are working hard to ensure that we provide efficient and high quality services to our clients and it is good to see that we have positive results," says Jon Are Gummedal, EVP - International Segment of Solstad Farstad ASA.
Awarded PSV contract by Statoil

Statoil ASA has awarded SolstadFarstad (SOFF) a contract for Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Normand Fortune (2013, VS 485 MK III Design).

The contract for Normand Fortune will commence in May 2018 for a period of 4 months firm with further 3x2 months option. The vessel will operate in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea.

"We are pleased to announce that we have secured another contract with Statoil ASA, one of our key clients. In addition to Normand Fortune, SolstadFarstad already has 10 vessels working on long term contracts with Statoil in Norway, UK and Brazil," says Kenneth Lande, EVP - Strategic Regions of Solstad Farstad ASA.
Olympic og Reach inngår langtidskontrakt

(Fosnavåg, 5.mars) Olympic Subsea ASA har inngått avtale med Reach Subsea ASA om en toårig utleie av fartøyet Olympic Challenger. Avtalen inkluderer en opsjonsmulighet for ytterligere ett års leie.

Kontrakten starter i april, og Reach skal benytte fartøyet til en rekke ulike oppgaver innen inspeksjon, vedlikehold og reparasjoner av subsea-installasjoner, samt til arbeid innen fornybar-prosjekter.

- Kontrakten er en bekreftelse på at vår strategi med en flåte av fleksible fartøy innen Blue Energy- segmentet, har vært riktig. Fartøyenes allsidighet og mannskapenes kompetanse vil være vesentlige konkurransefortrinn når den forventede bedring i marked og oppdragsmengde etter hvert gjør seg ytterligere gjeldende, sier styreleder Stig Remøy i Olympic Subsea.

Administrerende direktør Jostein Alendal i Reach Subsea sier Olympic Challenger passer godt inn i selskapets viktigste markeder.

-En viktig del av vår strategi er å samarbeide med rederier som er kjent for høy kvalitet, og vi ser frem til å fortsette det gode samarbeidet med Olympic i årene som kommer, sier Alendal.

Olympic Challenger er bygget i 2008, og er et fleksibelt fartøy for blant annet lett konstruksjonsarbeid, inspeksjons- og reparasjonsarbeid innen subsea, støttefartøy for ROV (remotely operated vehicle), samt velegnet for nautiske fornybarprosjekter. Fartøyet er på 3900 dødvekttonn, har en lengde på 105 meter, arbeidsdekk på 1000 kvadratmeter og er utstyrt med en 250-tonns subsea-kran.

-Olympic Subsea har i lengre tid valgt ikke å inngå langsiktige kontrakter i et dårlig marked. Når markedet nå tar seg opp, har vi derfor stor kapasitet der vi raskt kan innfri kundenes behov innen subsea og fornybar-sektoren, sier Remøy.
Havila Shipping ASA: Contract for the PSV Havila Crusader

The company has entered into a contract with Allseas for the PSV Havila Crusader

The contract is for a firm period of 10 months with optional periods of up to 7 months.

Commencement will be during the summer of 2018

Operational area will be the Baltic Sea
Contract for CSV Normand Clipper with Bibby Offshore Limited

Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF) has entered into a contract with Bibby Offshore Limited for the CSV "Normand Clipper" for operations in the North Sea. The contract period is 120 days firm in 2018 with options for 150 days in 2019 and 180 days in 2020. Commencement of the contract is between 15th March and 15th April 2018.

"SolstadFarstad is excited to once again be awarded a vessel Contract with Bibby to support their operations in the North Sea and we are pleased to note that the subsea activity in the region is improving," says Hans Knut Skår, EVP- Subsea Constructions & Renewable of Solstad Farstad ASA.

Bibby Offshore's Chief Executive, Howard Woodcock added: "We are delighted to have secured this charter with SolstadFarstad for the Normand Clipper. She will be a very welcome addition to our fleet and provides us with a high quality vessel with a proven track record of offshore construction work in the North Sea."
Extension of Contract with TechnipFMC

Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF) and TechnipFMC have agreed to extend the Frame Agreement covering the provision of vessels for ploughing and trenching operations for one year. The Frame Agreement is now valid until 31st December 2019.

"We have been working closely with TechnipFMC since 1997 and are excited that they once again have trusted us to continue the delivery of high powered vessels to support their ploughing and trenching operations." says Hans Knut Skår, EVP - Subsea Constructions & Renewable of Solstad Farstad ASA.
Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Azerbaijan

Luxembourg - 12 March 2018 - Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC, ADR: SUBCY) today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by BP Exploration for the provision of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services on both the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) and Shah Deniz (SD) fields, offshore Azerbaijan.

Under the terms of this five year agreement, the scope of work comprises the provision of a Life of Field support vessel complete with work class and observation class ROVs, capable of performing inspection, survey, intervention, light subsea construction, surface diving and emergency response services. The Life of field support vessel will be supported by a Baku based onshore project management and engineering team.

Services will begin in March 2018 with a project team located in Baku and additional specialist support being provided from i-Tech Services' operations centre in Aberdeen.

Steve Wisely, i-Tech Services Senior Vice President, said: 'The award of this long term IRM contract by BP acknowledges the capability, capacity and diversity of our offering in the Life of Field market. This contract represents a significant milestone for i-Tech Services, with our entry into Azerbaijan. It provides us with an opportunity to develop our in-country and regional presence and tailor our service offerings to support BP's ongoing IRM activities and future offshore developments. We look forward to growing our valued relationship with BP and extending our track record for successfully delivering safe, reliable and efficient Life of Field services.'

(1) Subsea 7 defines a substantial contract as being between USD 150 million and USD 300 million.
New contract to Stril Server

Møkster is proud to announce two new contracts for Walk-to-Work projects in the renewables market.

1) Van Oord has awarded a contract that will start in April and duration is about 2 months plus options.

2) VBMS has awarded a contract that will start in August and duration is about 2 months plus options.

Both projects will be executed using the Stril Server which will be equipped with a gangway solution from SMST. The foundation for the gangway system will be integrated in the vessel’s structure, which will simplify and reduce costs for future mobilisation of the gangway and hence make the Stril Server more competitive in the W2W market. Møkster is very pleased with both these two projects that will give the company a better foothold in the renewables market.

Kilde: Simon Møkster
LNG- powered platform supply vessels for Lundin Norway

Once again Lundin Norway has chosen Island Offshore’s LNG-powered platform supply vessels (PSV) for its operations on the Norwegian continental shelf.

“Lundin Norway is a customer that makes demands on as well as challenges their suppliers, and we appreciate that. Choosing vessels fuelled on pure LNG is characteristic of Lundin Norway’s environmentally conscious attitude and demonstrate that they take responsibility in reducing harmful emissions”, says Håvard Ulstein, Managing Director of Island Offshore Management AS.

Island Offshore was a pioneer of LNG as a fuel for platform supply vessels (PSV) when ordering the two vessels; delivered in 2012. The UT 776 CDG hullform has a low resistance over a wide speed range, and the Island Offshore vessels can in practice run on gas alone at almost all speeds. In moderate weather conditions the vessels are DP2 compliant with two gas engines supplying all the power required.

Two large main lean burn gas engine gensets, type Bergen C26:33L9AG, each with an output of 2,102kWe, and two smaller C25:33L6ACD diesel engine gensets each rated at 1,843kWe were carefully selected to optimise efficiency across the operation profile of the vessels with the objective of running on LNG fuel whenever possible.

“We highly appreciate having Lundin Norway as a customer and the good cooperation concerning environmentally beneficial operation of the vessels is especially gratifying,”, says Ulstein.

“Island Offshore chose pure LNG engines for maximum reduction in emissions. Total equivalent CO2 reduction is about 25% compared with engines burning heavy fuel. These engines also reduce NOx levels by about 90% compared to diesel engines, while particulate and SOx emissions are negligible”, Ulstein continues.

A positive side effect of gas fuel is clean engine rooms and reduced engine maintenance. Engine lube oil remains clean and has a very long life, and absence of oil fuel purifiers means that there is little sludge to dispose of.

Kilde: Island Offshore
Kontraktstildeling Viking Lady

Eidesvik har blitt tildelt en kontrakt på 4 måneder + 6 måneders opsjoner for Statoil for forsyningsskipet Viking Lady. Kontraktsoppstart er 2. kvartal 2018. Kontrakten har blitt gjort til gjeldende markedsvilkår.
Contract awards DOF Rederi

The Skandi Foula has been awarded a 60-days contract commencing May / June
supporting a drilling campaign for a UK based operator.

The Skandi Rona has been awarded a contract commencing in April supporting a
drilling campaign for 2 wells of around 120 days for a UK based operator. The
contract may be extended up to 15 months with agreed options.

The Skandi Feistein has been awarded contracts with two UK operators for
drilling support for 4 wells of around 180 days commencing in April. The
contract may be extended for up to 5 more wells with agreed options.

DOF and Nexen have entered into a Frame Agreement for Anchor Handling vessels to
support pre-lay and hook up operations of the COSL Pioneer. The Frame Agreement
is for a period of 18 months and include utilising 4-6 vessels.

The Skandi Saigon is called out for a 45-days job in the Mediterranean under an
existing Frame Agreement with Saipem with start up in April.