Viking Princess PSV; Source: Eidesvik

Wintershall Dea gives more work to Eidesvik PSV

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has secured a contract extension for one of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) with Wintershall Dea, enabling the vessel to continue working offshore Norway.

Viking Princess PSV; Source: Eidesvik

Back in October 2020, Eidesvik’s PSV Viking Princess was hired by Wintershall Dea Norge, which used its first extension option in October 2021 to prolong the vessel’s stay for one year. Come October 2022, the company used another option to extend the PSV’s assignment.

In an update on Thursday, 9 March 2023, Eidesvik disclosed that Wintershall Dea had declared an option to extend the contract for the PSV Viking Princess from July 2023, in direct continuation of the vessel’s existing contract, extending the firm period to January 2024.

Gitte Gard Talmo, CEO & President of Eidesvik Offshore, commented: “This contract extension reflects our crew’s high standard of safety and strong operational performance. We look forward to continuing our good cooperation with Wintershall Dea.”

The PSV Viking Princess was constructed at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik and is of a VS489 PSV LNG design. According to the Norwegian vessel operator, the PSV Viking Princess was the world’s first offshore vessel with a battery hybrid energy storage solution replacing a traditional generator. The vessel was also equipped with a shore power system in November 2021.