Subsea 7, Eidesvik recognized for hybrid vessel

Jan. 15, 2020
Subsea 7 and Eidesvik Offshore have won the International Marine Contractors Association Environmental Sustainability Award for 2019 in recognition of their efforts to reduce vessel emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Offshore staff

LONDON Subsea 7 and Eidesvik Offshore have won the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Award for 2019 in recognition of their efforts to reduce vessel emissions and improve energy efficiency.

The IMCA Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes the best environmental sustainability initiatives developed by IMCA members during the last two years.

In January 2019, the Seven Viking was converted from a conventional to a hybrid vessel as part of its long-term inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services contract with Equinor in Norway.

The conversion, which involves the installation of a battery system and land-based power supply, is said to deliver fuel savings, emission reductions from ship operations, reduced maintenance costs on diesel engines, and increased flexibility in the use of power generation plants.

Additional benefits include improved dynamic positioning capability performance, shore power connections for energy supply while quayside, and features such as the ability to regenerate power from project equipment and to charge autonomous ROVs in the field.

Built in 2013, the Seven Viking is a harsh environment IRM vessel with a crew capacity of 90 and features an enclosed module handling system, scale squeeze system, and an ROV hangar. The vessel, which is co-owned by Subsea 7 and Eidesvik Offshore, started a new five-year contract with Equinor in January 2019, through i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit.

Robin Mawhinney, i-Tech 7’s region director for Europe, Africa and Canada, said: “...We are delighted with the success of this conversion and see it as a promising step towards improving the environmental footprint of this vessel.”

01/15/2020

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