Aker BP takes Eidesvik’s Viking Lady vessel

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded a contract to Eidesvik for its Viking Lady platform supply vessel. 

The Viking Lady. Source: Wikimedia; Author: Skangass AS – under the CC BY 3.0 license

Eidesvik said on Monday that the contract had been awarded under the three-year frame agreement, which was announced recently.

To remind, Aker BP earlier in March entered into a frame agreement with three compatriot vessel owners –  Simon Møkster Shipping, Eidesvik Offshore, and Solstad Offshore – for the supply of platform supply vessels. The duration of the frame agreements is initially for three years, with the option of two additional periods of two years each.

Eidesvik said that the firm contract duration for the Viking Lady is for 12 months with immediate start. The contract may be extended beyond the fixed period.

“We are very pleased that Viking Lady becomes a part of Aker BP’s operative fleet, and look forward to further developing the cooperation under the frame agreement,” said Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO of Eidesvik Offshore.

The Viking Lady is an LNG-fueled platform supply vessel built in 2009 by Westcon Yard, Ølensvåg, Norway. The 92 m platform supply vessel combines four Wärtsilä 32DF dual-fuel engines with advanced vessel automation and Wärtsilä’s innovative Low Loss Concept, which minimizes electrical losses.

Offshore Energy Today Staff