Eidesvik Ghana, the regional subsidiary of Eidesvik Offshore ASA, and its partner Technip have chartered an offshore construction vessel to Tullow Ghana for work on the TEN URF development project in offshore Ghana.
Tullow Ghana Limited is the operator and part-owner of the TEN offshore oil field.
The Viking Neptun (13,500 dwt, built 2014; pictured) has been fixed for 50 days, plus a mobilisation period. The contract includes the option to extend the charter for a further 50 days. Work is expected to commence in the fourth quarter this year.
Reach Subsea will provide the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services under the agreement, as part of the three-year contract it signed with Eidesvik Offshore in October 2014.
“The vessel has been operating for Technip since she was delivered from the yard, and we are very pleased to continue the good relation and cooperation between the Technip and Eidesvik teams onboard the vessel and onshore,” said Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO of Eidesvik Offshore.
Viking Neptun was delivered in February this year and is the largest vessel in the Eidesvik fleet. The Clean-Class vessel is 145 metres long, 31 metres wide and equipped with a crane with a safe working load of up to 400 tonnes.