As part of the frame agreement between Aker BP and Solstad Offshore, the companies have entered into a new contract for the 91.6- by 22-meter platform supply vessel (PSV) Far Solitaire. The new contract is for three years firm plus six yearly options and will commence in direct continuation of the current contract, keeping the vessel fully utilized to fourth 2024. The vessel has been on contract with Aker BP since 2018 and will continue to support its activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The 2012-built, UT 754 WP design Far Solitaire will be upgraded with a battery-hybrid system as a part of both Solstad and Aker BP’s efforts to reduce emissions from operations. When upgraded in December 2021, Far Solitaire will be the ninth PSV operated by Solstad on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with a battery-hybrid system and shore power connection installed. Solstad says this is one of many important steps to reach its long term decarbonization target.