STAVANGER, Norway – Equinor has awarded Havila Shipping ASA three-year contracts for the platform supply vessels Havila Charisma and Havila Foresight.
Both contracts include four one-year options and have a total framework of close to NOK800 million ($91.2 million). The total framework includes options and costs related to the Havila Charisma modifications.
The vessels are part of a fleet of supply vessels supporting Equinor’s operations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
The Havila Charisma will also be modified to support seismic services in the form of permanent reservoir monitoring. This includes increased accommodation capacity. The vessel’s capacities for supply duties will remain unchanged. The vessel will sail from the supply base in Florø when it is not on seismic assignments.
Morten Sundt, who is leading Equinor’s supply vessel activities on the NCS, said: “By modifying Havila Charisma to provide seismic services in addition to supply services, we are utilizing our scale advantage to achieve higher efficiency and flexibility in our operations.”
The Havila Foresight has its home base at Equinor’s supply base at Mongstad. With the new contract the vessel will have supplied the company’s installations from Mongstad for 15 years.
Both vessels are fitted with a battery and adapted for shore power, which increases safety and reduces CO2 emissions.
About 20 vessels on longer-term contracts with Equinor have, or will have, a battery and a shore-power system within 2021, the company said.