Cyprus-based accommodation vessel operator Prosafe has been awarded two contracts for operations in the UK sector of the North Sea.
The 1985-built Regalia has been chartered for 60 days commencing June 2019, and the 1982-built Safe Caledonia has been chartered for 80 days commencing June 2020. Both contracts have 30 days of options. Total value of the contracts is around $23m.
The Regalia will be reactivated to perform gangway connected DP operations and Prosafe believes it is as a result of tightening supply in the North Sea. The reactivation period will commence within the first quarter of 2019 and include her 5 yearly special periodic survey in line with classification society requirements.
The Safe Caledonia will be providing accommodation services in support of a platform turnaround, scheduled to coincide with the Forties pipeline system (FPS) shutdown in mid-June 2020.
“We were very keen to provide a total solution knowing that Prosafe can deliver on these important projects. Reactivation of the Regalia was always a consideration and this award pays for the workscope and allows the vessel to be ready at short notice for future opportunities in both UK and Norway. In 2020, Prosafe will play an important role in the delivery of the turnaround, and with the vessel optionality, Prosafe has flexibility to maximise on opportunities,” said Jesper Kragh Andresen, CEO of Prosafe.