Saipem hires accommodation vessel for Mauritania/Senegal job

Offshore accommodation and services provider Edda Accommodation has secured a new contract with Saipem for operations in Mauritania/Senegal.

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

The contract is for the Edda Fides vessel, scheduled to start in H2 2022. Edda Fides is a multipurpose accommodation and service vessel built in 2011 with 600 beds in total.

The vessel, currently on charter for Equinor, will first provide accommodation and associated facilities for Chevron Australia before starting work for Saipem at Tortue field in Mauritania/Senegal.

The contract is firm for a period of six months plus options, making the vessel now fully booked for 2022.

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It is worth reminding that the contract with Chevron was secured in October 2021. Under this deal, the vessel 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. The contract is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.