Sweden’s Rederi AB Transatlantic has received delivery of the ice strengthened AHTS Njord Viking from the Astilleros Zamakona S.A shipyard in Spain. The Njord Viking is the second newbuild in a series of four ships that are being built by the Spanish shipbuilder and that are specifically designed to meet demands for efficient, safe and environmentally friendly offshore management in areas with severe ice conditions.
Njord Viking has the following technical data: AHTS, bollard pull 230 ton, ice class 1A, deicing, stand by vessel, oilrec, clean design, deck area 750 sq.m Length 85 m, beam 22 m, 4,500 deadweight tons and complies with the most up-to-date regulations pertaining to oil clean-up.
Njord Viking has been contracted by the Norwegian oil company, ENI, to support exploration and expansion of the operations in the Barents Sea, including the Goliat Field, which lies 52 nautical miles north of the coast of Norway. The assignment is scheduled to commence during the summer 2011 and the total contract value amounts to NOK 430 M.
February 9, 2011