Statoil Awards Vessel Contract to DOF – Offshore Energy Today

Statoil awards vessel contract to DOF

DOF, a Norwegian shipping company, has received a contract award for one of its vessels from its compatriot, a Norwegian oil company Statoil.

DOF was awarded a one year contract + 1 year option with Statoil for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel Skandi Vega.

According to DOF, the new contract will start in mid-May, in direct continuation of the current contract. The option for the current contract was exercised in February 2015 making the vessel firm until mid-May 2016.

The 2010-built vessel was designed for deepwater anchor handling during demanding environmental conditions.

Skandi Vega is 109m long and its operating capabilities include a working moonpool, “Safe Deck” manipulator crane system, a anchor recovery frame, a main winch capacity of 500 T and secondary of 170 T and a bollard pull of 350 T.

The vessel has also an integrated ODIM Anchor Recovery Frame (ARF) and a large working deck area of 1,070 m2.

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