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Nordic Maritime: Subsea additons

Singapore: Nordic Maritime continues to carve out a niche for itself in Southeast Asia, eschewing overtonnaged offshore sectors in favour of more specialised areas.

Nordic Maritime is one of myriad Scandinavian shipping companies that calls Singapore home.

Founded in 1999, Nordic Maritime now operates a mix of owned and under third party management seismic vessels, survey/chase support vessels, a DP2 multipurpose supply vessel and two new DP2 400-men accommodation/construction vessels.

This October Nordic Maritime and its partner PT Alamjaya Makmur Sejahtera won a contract worth more than $2m to provide 2D seismic marine acquisition services with ocean bottom node (OBN) technology to Mitra Energy Indonesia.

Indonesia is providing more and more business to the company following a recent opening of a Jakarta office. Nordic now has three Indonesian flagged ships and a fourth due in February next year.

Kjell Gauksheim, Nordic Maritime’s ceo, says the plan going forward is to add to its subsea fleet with one to three vessels per year.

“In certain segments there will be a huge overcapacity on certain tonnages,” he says, adding: “We will focus on more specialised vessels.” [12/11/14]

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