Eidesvik Offshore ASA, through the Ghanaian entity Eidesvik Ghana Limited operated by Ghanaian partners in cooperation with Eidesvik, and Technip, have entered into an agreement for the charter of the Offshore Construction Vessel MV Viking Neptun for work to be performed on the “TEN URF Development Project” offshore Ghana.
The firm contract period is 50 days plus mobilization period with an option for charterers to further extend the scope of work with 50 days. The start of work is expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2015.
MV Viking Neptun was build in Norway and delivered to Eidesvik in February 2015. The vessel is 145 meters long and 31 meters wide and equipped with a 400 tons crane, with accommodation of up to 150 persons.
“The Vessel has been operating for Technip since she was delivered from the yard and we are very pleased to continue the good relation and cooperation between the Technip and Eidesvik teams onboard the vessel and onshore”, says Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO of Eidesvik Offshore ASA.
The end-user is Tullow Ghana Limited who is the operator and part-owner of the TEN field in Ghana.
Furthermore, Reach Subsea will perform the ROV services under this agreement, as part of the 3-year contract entered into with Eidesvik Offshore in October 2014.
Reach Subsea CEO Jostein Alendal said: “We are pleased to see that the work performed by Reach Subsea and Eidesvik Offshore for Technip so far this year has positioned the MV Viking Neptun for additional work through the upcoming winter season, thereby securing continued good utilisation of our ROV Resources.”