Siem Offshore wins another AHTS contract from Woodside Energy

Siem Offshore Australia’s anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Siem Topaz (28,000 bhp, built 2010) has won a new contract in Australia from Woodside Energy.

The 18-month charter is expected to commence in May. The contract’s value was not disclosed.

In November, Siem Amethyst  (28,000 bhp, built 2011) also began a contract to Woodside in Australia. The firm period expires in August 2016, but the charterer has the option to extend the contract by two six-month periods.

Siem Topaz (pictured, front) has been employed on a relatively steady basis in the North Sea and recently completed a 14-day contract with Nexen. AIS data shows the vessel is currently underway from Eydehavn in Norway to the Suez Canal.

Five of Siem’s ten AHTS vessels are in lay-up in Norway.


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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