Sentinel Marine secures North Sea work for ERRVs

Offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine has won a package of contract awards and extensions to operate its fleet of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) in the North Sea worth a total of £36 million ($46m). 

Mariner Sentinel vessel
Mariner Sentinel vessel; Source: Sentinel Marine

The Aberdeen-based firm said on Thursday that the contracts were a mix of ongoing multi-year agreements and shorter-term contracts to support oilfield operators involved in decommissioning projects.

New contract wins are with Chrysaor – Bailey Sentinel will be used to support decommissioning activities in the southern North Sea – and Spirit Energy, which has chartered Biscay Sentinel to support the Borr Ran drilling rig in the Irish Sea.

There has also been an extension to the contract for Mariner Sentinel, which is chartered to Equinor’s Mariner field, and for Forties Sentinel’s contract with Ineos.

Forties Sentinel is currently tasked in the firm’s Breagh gas field in the southern North Sea in support of routine operations and drilling.

Chief executive officer, Rory Deans, said: “In an age when we are all becoming more mindful of the impact that our actions have on the environment, our clients appreciate that Sentinel Marine’s fleet is one of the cleanest and greenest in the North Sea.

“It’s estimated that our fleet is around 60% more fuel-efficient than some of the oldest ERRVs in the North Sea, and as much as 30% more efficient than ships that were built only five years ago.”

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