Technip exercises option for OCV Viking Neptun

Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore has informed that Technip has exercised its first option for the charter of the newbuild vessel Viking Neptun.

Technip has today exercised the option to extend the contract from 110 to 180 days operations in 2015. Charterer has in addition several options that they can declare before the delivery of the vessel.

To remind, Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have together entered into a contract with France’s Technip for the supply of an Offshore Construction Vessel (OCV) Viking Neptun. The contract will be executed using TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers.

Eidesvik Offshore notes that TBN Viking Neptun OCV is a state of the art vessel, and represents the largest investment Eidesvik has done in the subsea segment. Eidesvik claims that the vessel is well positioned for future environmental requirements in vulnerable areas like the Arctic, through high focus on environmental friendly solutions in the development process of the vessel.

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