Chevron books accommodation vessel for Wheatstone job

Norwegian offshore accommodation and services provider Edda Accommodation has secured a new contract for Edda Fides vessel with Chevron for operations in Australia.

Edda Fides vessel - Edda Accommodation
Edda Fides vessel; Source: Edda Accommodation

Edda Accommodation said on Monday that the contract is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.

Edda Fides is a multipurpose accommodation and service vessel built in 2011 with 600 beds in total. The vessel, which is currently on charter for Equinor, will provide accommodation and associated facilities for up to 300 people for an upcoming turnaround maintenance event on the Wheatstone offshore gas processing platform, off the coast of Australia.

“Edda Fides worked at Wheatstone for Chevron back in 2017, and we are pleased to be working together with Chevron in Australia again”, said Edda Accommodation CEO, Kristian Helland Vea.

“The accommodation segment has been very challenging since 2017 and we are happy to see that there is more activity in the market and thus an increased need for the type of services that Edda Fides can offer”.

Mobilization for the project will be in direct continuation of the current charter with Equinor.

The Wheatstone platform is a giant offshore gas-processing platform in Australia, with a topside weight of about 37,000 metric tons.