Vestland Cygnus wins Statoil wind contract
17 November 2015
Vestland Cygnus has been awarded a new contract by Statoil. The vessel will serve as a ’walk-to-work’ vessel on Statoil’s Dudgeon windfarm on the UK continental shelf. The contract period is nine months (plus options) and starts in December 2016.
Before the contract starts, the Vestland Cygnus will be converted from a PSV to a ‘walk-to-work’ vessel at Fjellstrand shipyard. After the conversion, the Vestland Cygnus will have accommodation for 134 persons and SPS class. The vessel will also be equipped with a 100 ton offshore crane with 40m reach and a heave compensated gangway for personnel transfer between the vessel and wind turbines, as well as other offshore installations.
Vestland Offshore will perform technical supervision during the conversion and will continue to operate the Vestland Cygnus afterwards on behalf of shipowner and Vestland Offshore shareholder, Cinus AS.
-We are very pleased to get this opportunity to enter a new segment in the offshore industry. We also greatly appreciate Statoil’s and Cinus’ confidence in us, and believe this is because we have demonstrated a high level of ‘hands-on’ operational ability in the market, says CEO in Vestland, Per Vidar Hille.