Double win for Norwegian multi-purpose support vessel

Norway’s Golden Energy Offshore Services (GEOS) has secured a bring-to-work (B2W) contract and a medium-term contract in direct continuation for its multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Energy Duchess.

Double win for Norwegian multi-purpose support vessel
Source: GEOS

For the B2W contract, the vessel will be used to accommodate and bring technicians and equipment to offshore work locations for decommissioning and recycling operations in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The job is up to 14 days in duration and mobilization in Rotterdam will commence in week 12 after the completion of the vessel’s present spot job. It will see Energy Duchess mobilized with a Z-Bridge B2W system.

In direct continuation, Energy Duchess also entered into a mid-term contract on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with a “first-class, international operator”, GEOS said.

The contract is for a firm period of 50 days, including options, until 13 July.

With the two new contracts, Energy Duchess secured 100 per cent utilization for the rest of Q1 2023 and throughout most of Q2 2023.

“Golden Energy Offshore is grateful to be shown the trust and get the possibility to demonstrate the vessel’s capabilities within W2W/B2W operations. We will have good use of our long experience from W2W/B2W operations – both sailing crew and the administration look forward to prove their abilities,” GEOS said.

With Energy Swan and Energy Empress remaining on term contracts, all company’s three vessels have a full firm backlog till 1 May when the Energy Swan firm contract expires.