ConocoPhillips UK has chartered newbuild Tidewater PSV Lundstrom Tide for four months firm with three one-month options available. Read the rest of this entry
Solstad Offshore ASA has picked up term contracts for three of its PSVs. The cumulative contract value for Solstad from the three con-tracts is approximately NOK 170 million.
Ceona Services (UK) has awarded GC Rieber Shipping AS a contract for a five-year firm charter of its high capacity newbuild subsea vessel. The charter will commence immediately following the vesselâ€™s delivery from Ulstein Verft in the first quarter of 2014, and will come with options for Ceona to extend the term by five additional years.
Statoil had awarded North Sea term fixtures to no fewer than 15 PSVs in one fell swoop. Four of the vessels were awarded six-month plus two three-month option contracts, while 11 vessels received four-month plus four one-month option contracts. All of the charters have scheduled commencement dates staggered between April and September 2013.
CEONAÂ has confirmed that it has placed a contract for the charter of a high spec newbuild construction support vessel with GC Rieber Shipping.
GC Rieber Shipping ASA has entered into a charter agreement with Ceona Services (UK) Limited (“Ceona”) for its high capacity subsea newbuild for a fixed period of 5 years, with options for up to five years. The vessel will commence working for Ceona immediately upon delivery from Ulstein Verft in the first quarter of 2014.
Farstad has had a busy month, picking up term fixtures for work in East Africa, South America and the North Sea. Firstly, Statoil has awarded contracts to PSVs Far Scotsman and Far Spica to support its drilling campaign in East Africa.
Skansi Offshore has received term charters offshore Norway for its Havyard 832L PSVs Saeborg and Torsborg. Saeborg was awarded a five-year firm contract with BP Norge, with options available for five additional years.
2013 has started with a bang in the North Sea, with rates in the AHTS market soaring in the latter stages of January. With a number of rig move requirements hitting the market at the same time, vessel availability diminished allowing some owners to reap the benefits of significant improvements in short-term rate levels.