Maersk Supply Service has taken delivery of Maersk Maker, the final vessel in its Starfish AHTS newbuilding series, from Norway’s Kleven shipyard. The vessel’s arrival completes Maersk Supply Service’s Fleet Renewal Program,
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NOVEMBER 28, 2016 — Maersk Supply Service says that, as a result of efficient project management and strong synergies with partners on the Janice decommissioning project, it has secured a second contract
The MT 6022 design vessel, built in 2008 by Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft A/S, features three work class ROV’s, a high-load capacity deck, and a Hydramarine main crane with a lifting capacity of 250 tonnes and a wire of 2,450 m. The vessel accommodates up to 120 people, and has a low fuel consumption thanks to its diesel electric power plant.
Rem Offshore ASA said that delivery of the vessel will take place shortly and that the sale will give it a booked profit, and net cash of approx. NOK 200 mill after repayment of debt.
The vessel is presently on a long term charter agreement with DeepOcean Shipping AS. The work scope involves subsea tree and jumper installation in up to 2,000 m water depth. Maersk Supply Service will take over this charter agreement including the option for extensions.
“Being part of a group with a strong balance sheet allows us to take advantage of the opportunities arising in the industry,” says Maersk Supply Service CEO Jørn Madsen. “This acquisition of a quality asset is fully in line with our strategic ambition of growing our subsea fleet and at the same time adds contract coverage during a period of market downturn. The work scope is well related to our area of expertise, and we look forward to working with our long-term customer, DeepOcean, on this operation.”
“Maersk and DeepOcean have a long and successful track record of cooperation on vessel charters, including the most recent long term charter agreement for the new-build Maersk Connector,” says DeepOcean Commercial Director Henk van den Ijssel. “This seven-year agreement for a market leading 7,000 t capacity cable installation vessel, arriving first quarter 2016 and already three contracts secured, shows a dedicated long term commitment from both companies.
OCTOBER 2, 2013 — Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) says it has commissioned the construction of a subsea support vessel from BAE Systems. The vessel will be U.S. flagged and documented with a
JUNE 21, 2013 — Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) has entered into a three-year charter for use of the Normand Flower, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Solstad Offshore ASA. The