Oslo: Sweden’s Viking Supply Ships, formerly named Rederi AB TransAtlantic, has won a seven-year management contract renewal for the Swedish Maritime Authority’s ice-breaker fleet.
Viking has been managing the fleet since 2000, and said the renewal deal was at market terms.
Christian W. Berg, ceo of Viking Supply Ships, told Splash: “The renewal process began before Christmas via a tender process, and we’re pleased to have been awarded the new deal which is strategically important for our business. It shows the competency of our Arctic region ice-breaking business.”
The company is operating a fleet of five state-owned ice-breakers, three ice-breaking AHTS vessels, four ice-class 1A AHTS vessels as well as five PSVs and one AHTS.