Swiber Hires ‘Safe Astoria’ for Natuna Sea Ops
Prosafe has been awarded a contract by Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd(Swiber) for the provision of the Safe Astoria semi-submersible accommodation vessel for operations located in Indonesia’s Natuna Sea offshore gas gathering facilities.
On site operations are planned to start end-December 2013, with a firm period of 60 days. In addition, Prosafe has granted Swiber four additional seven-day options.
Total value of the contract firm period is approximately USD 6.9 million.
Safe Astoria was in 2004/2005 converted to an accommodation and service rig at Keppel FELS Shipyard in Singapore. Safe Astoria offers accommodation for 349 persons including facilities for recreation, catering, offices and plant areas. The rig is linked to the host installation by a fully articulated, automated gangway and can also function as an emergency temporary refuge.
Safe Astoria can operate in moderately harsh environments.
December 19, 2013