Barents Sea Contract for AHTS Vessel “Siem Topaz”
Siem Offshore and Statoil have agreed a contract for the AHTS vessel ‘Siem Topaz’ for operations in the Barents Sea. The contract is for a firm period for three wells, with options for one additional well. The operations shall commence within year-end 2010.
The ‘Siem Topaz’ is the sixth AHTS vessel in the series of eight new sister vessels to be delivered to Siem Offshore. The ‘Siem Topaz’ has a length of 91 meters, breath of 22 meter, 28,000 BHP, 500 tonnes winch and a bollard pull in excess of 300 tonnes. ‘Siem Topaz’ is scheduled for delivery in July 2010.
The fifth AHTS vessel ‘Siem Ruby’ was delivered to Siem Offshore in mid-July 2010 and joined the fleet of sister vessels already in operation.
Source: Siemoffshore, July 29, 2010: