Eidesvik Offshore awarded with contract from Siemens Wind Power

Viking PoseidonEidesvik Offshore was awarded with support vessel contract from Siemens Wind Power for housing, service and maintenance operations at the company’s German sector. The new contract is expected to commence in June 2016 and will employ the Eidesvik’s supply vessel Viking Poseidon, which will work on Siemens Wind Power for an estimated duration of 3-5 months including options. The agreement is important for the offshore company, which suffer from serious problems on the background of delaying offshore sector and overcapacity on the market. This is second contract for the Eidesvik Offshore in the segment and represent a strategic area of business for the company.

“Viking Poseidon is awarded a contract of 3-5 months including options for missions in the German sector as housing, servicing and maintenance of vessels. This is a strategic priority for Eidesvik and we are now awarded our second contract in the industry”, said the President and CEO of Eidesvik Offshore, Fredrik Meling. “We are very pleased that Siemens, for the second time, awards us a contract in this interesting market”, added he.

The offshore support vessel Viking Poseidon (IMO: 9413535) has overall length of 130.00 m, moulded beam of 25.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 8,700 DWT and the gross tonnage is 11,719 GRT. The ship was built in 2009 by Ulstein Verft in the shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

Eidesvik Offshore is a supply, subsea, seismic and cable-laying shipping company. The fleet consists of ten supply ships, both platform supply vessels and anchor handling tug supply vessels, five subsea vessels, five seismic vessels and one cable-laying ship.