Eni commissions dual-role support vessel for Goliat

Eni Norge has awarded Simon Møkster Shipping a 10-year contract for a new supply/standby vessel.

Offshore staff

SANDNES, Norway – Eni Norge has awarded Simon Møkster Shipping a 10-year contract for a new supply/standby vessel. This will support operations at the Goliat production platform in the Barents Sea.

The VARD PSV-06 LNG design vessel, which will be adapted for Arctic assignments, will offer standard platform supply capabilities, with standby class and NOFO-2009 oil spill systems. Additionally, it will provide a stern slip solution for operation of daughter craft and rescue of lifeboats and an emergency towing winch of 125 tons.

The vessel will be powered by four dual fuel engines using LNG as the prime energy source. According to Eni, LNG-powered vessels have 20% lower carbon dioxide (CO2 emissions) than standard vessels, around 80% lower NOx emissions, and offer a virtual 100% reduction in sulfur dioxide (SOx) emissions.

Stavanger-based Simon Møkster, which has 10 years of experience with operation of dual fuel engines, has created a new center at Polarbase in Hammerfest, northern Norway, to support the new vessel.

5/06/2013

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