Van Oord hires Eidesvik’s Subsea Viking for offshore wind projects

Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. has given Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract for the offshore support vessel Subsea Viking.

The new agreement will go into effect in Q1 2023. Van Oord has also been given the right to further extension options and, under certain conditions, a call option for the ship following the firm period.

Gitte Gard Talmo, CEO & President of Eidesvik, commented: “We are very pleased with this contract award by Van Oord, a leading international player in the offshore wind market. The contract will expand Eidesvik’s presence in the renewables market, and we look forward to building a strong and long-standing relationship with this important new client.”

Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Offshore Wind at Van Oord added: “The vessel will be deployed at various Van Oord projects, as a trenching support vessel, and will be the main platform for the Van Oord trencher Dig-It.”

Subsea Viking was built in Umoe Sterkode, Norway, in 1999. The 103-meter-long ship has a 1,030 m2 deck and a 100-ton offshore crane. It has room for 6 x 25 people.

Image source: Eidesvik

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