PSV to get batteries and a five year Statoil contract

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Far Searcher

JUNE 27, 2017 — A SolstadFarstad ASA platform supply vessel is to be installed with an energy storage system, gaining it the DNV-GL notation “Battery Power.”

The upgrade is being made under a five-year contract awarded SolstadFarstad by Statoil Petroleum AS to support the Statoil PSV pool at the Norwegian Continental Shelf utilizing the PSV Far Searcher, a 5,127 dwt UT 751 E delivered by the Aker Brevik shipyard in 2008.

Commencement of the contract will take place in September 2017. Statoil has an option to extend the contract by additional 5 x 1 year.

Far Searcher will be the second vessel in the SolstadFarstad fleet on long term contract with Statoil with the “Battery Power” notation.

The commercial terms of the agreement will be kept private and confidential between the parties.

SolstadFarstad ASA is the new OSV player created by the merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping and Deep Sea Supply.

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