Photo: Credits to Helge Brandal/ Eidesvik

Viking Neptune gets more work with Havfram

Eidesvik Offshore has secured a contract with Havfram for the subsea construction vessel (CSV) Viking Neptun.

The contract will commence in early January 2022 with a firm period towards the end of the third quarter of 2022.

In addition, Havfram stated it had been granted options for further extension.

“We look forward to continuing our good cooperation with Havfram and welcome our clients’ increasing focus on environmentally friendly vessel solutions,” said Jan Fredrik Meling, Eidesvik CEO and president.

“This trend is fully aligned with Eidesvik’s long-term dedication to pioneering new emissions-reducing technologies onboard our vessels. The combination of these technologies and our seafarers ability to operate the vessels in a safe and efficient manner, is becoming increasingly important to secure new work for our vessels.”

Havfram, formerly known as Ocean Installer, booked Viking Neptun in December 2018 for campaigns set to start early 2020 and 2021 respectively.

The Norwegian company hired the vessel again in April 2019  for a period exceeding two months with further options.

Viking Neptun is equipped with two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), 4,500 Te carousel and one 400t and one 100t active heave compensation (AHC) crane.

The 145,6-meter vessel is built for performing SURF (Subsea structures, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) operations.