STAVANGER, Norway — Equinor has awarded contracts with a combined value of more than NOK2.5 billion (US$235 million) for six platform supply vessels (PSVs).
All of the vessels will support the company’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The contracts are for a three-year firm period with three one-year extension options.
The PSVs and the ship management companies are:
- Island Crusader, Island Offshore VIII KS, Island Offshore Management
- Stril Luna, Simon Møkster Rederi, Simon Møkster Shipping
- Stril Mar, Simon Møkster Rederi, Simon Møkster Shipping
- Rem Hrist, Etta Shipowning, Remøy Shipping
- Kongsborg, Skansi Ship Invest, P/F Skansi Offshore
- Viking Avant, Eidesvik.
In addition, Equinor has extended its contract for the Island Clipper vessel with Island Offshore Shipholding by four years. The PSV/walk-to-work vessel has previously assisted operations at the Oseberg Field in the North Sea and will also work on the new Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm.
The agreement includes potential modifications to Island Crusader and Kongsborg vessels to enable powering via ammonia fuel. This would be undertaken in two separate projects involving various maritime sub-suppliers, with the aim of cutting the vessels’ CO2 emissions by up to 90%.
All six vessels either have, or will be equipped with, a battery for hybrid operations.