Eidesvik secures employment for two LNG-fueled PSVs

Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore has secured multiple contracts for its liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled platform supply vessels Viking Prince and Viking Queen.

PSV Viking Prince is awarded an 85-day contract with Deceiper Production for operation on the UK continental shelf with a start-up date in February 2018, Eidesvik said.

Following this contract, the Viking Prince will continue to a contract for Norwegian Shell to support their drilling of two exploration wells, one on Tyttebær close to the Knarr field and the other on Coeus close to Ormen Lange field, both on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

the two contracts mean the vessel will remain employed through the third quarter of 2018.

The second LNG-fueled PSV, the Viking Queen has been awarded a contract with Saipem for the support of their pipe-laying vessel Castorone, which will be engaged in laying pipes from the Johan Sverdrup Field in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea to Mongstad and Kårstø oil and gas terminals in Norway.

The contract starting in March/April will have a term between 100 and 160 days, Eudesvik said.