Photo: PSV Viking Princess; Source: Eidesvik Offshore

More time for Eidesvik PSV with Wintershall Dea

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has secured a contract extension for one of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) with Wintershall Dea, enabling the vessel to continue working offshore Norway.

Eidesvik reported on Wednesday that Wintershall Dea has declared an option to extend the contract for the PSV Viking Princess from January 2023 in direct continuation of the current contract, extending the firm period to July 2023.

Gitte Gard Talmo, CEO & President of Eidesvik Offshore, commented: “This contract extension shows satisfaction with the performance of the vessel and our crew, and we look forward to continuing supporting the company’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.”

Back in October 2020, Eidesvik was awarded a time charter contract by Wintershall Dea Norge for this PSV. The first extension option was used in October 2021 to prolong the vessel’s stay for one year. The PSV Viking Princess was constructed at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik and is of a VS489 PSV LNG design.

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According to the Norwegian vessel operator, the PSV Viking Princess was the world’s first offshore vessel with a battery hybrid energy storage solution replacing a traditional generator. The vessel was also equipped with a shore power system in November 2021.

Over the past few months, Eidesvik Offshore has secured several deals for its vessels, including a three-year contract with Aker BP and a five-year deal with Van Oord.