DOF finds Canada work for ‘Skandi Chieftain’

DOF Subsea North America has been awarded a five-month contract offshore Canada for one of its multi-purpose vessels.

The company said on Wednesday that the vessel Skandi Chieftain, operated by DOF Subsea Canada, would begin work in June 2017.

The 75-meter long, 2005-built vessel was reflagged under the Canadian flag in 2016. It has 3,187 tonnes of deadweight, and accommodates 43 persons.

DOF Subsea CEO, Mons S. Aase, said: “With reference to the press release published on 2 June 2017 regarding the charter extension and contract awards for Harvey Deep Sea, the contract award for Skandi Chieftain further strengthens the expectation of improved financial performance in the North America region going forward.”

North America has been in DOF’s focus in the past several months. It started with the company taking control of Canadian Subsea Shipping Company AS in late April. Before assuming complete control, DOF owned a 45 percent of stake in the company.

Also, just last week, DOF Subsea North America confirmed the extension of the charter of the multi-purpose DPII construction, supply, ROV vessel Harvey Deep Sea. The contract for the Jones Act Compliant vessel was extended until the end of 2018, plus two one-year options.

Also, DOF’s now wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Subsea Shipping, is expecting the delivery of newbuild vessel Skandi Vinland, under construction by Vard Group in Norway, sometime this month. The vessel is scheduled to begin a ten-year contract in Canada with Husky Energy in July.

Offshore Energy Today Staff