Nordic Maritime has announced a five-year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, awarded by Noble Energy.
“At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won this long term charter contract directly with a highly reputed international oil company, Noble Energy. This is a major achievement for us and together with our co-owner of this vessel, MDL Energy, we see this as a potential to grow our fleet of medium size IMR Subsea vessels in the years going forward,” said Kjell Gauksheim, Executive Director of Nordic Maritime.
Mokul Nordic is a DP2 VS470 MKIII subsea service vessel capable of ROV/IMR operations.
Gauksheim continued: “Mokul Nordic will complete the charter she is now performing with the Norwegian Oil Major, Statoil, on 1 November 2014, and will immediately mobilise to the Mediterranean to start the long term charter with Noble Energy.
“The vessel will be performing ROV operations as well as environmental and field development surveys during her five year charter period for our client. This contract was won in competition with several other candidates and we have committed to Noble Energy to develop a local content of crew training program onboard Mokul Nordic in close cooperation with our local partner and agent, KH Maritime Ltd.”
Mokul Nordic is specially customised and equipped to perform IMR/ROV work. The vessel has a 100-tonne active heave compensated offshore knuckle-boom crane and built-in swell compensation systems to 2000 m of water depth.
Compliant with SPS 2008 Code & Clean and Comfort class notation, Mokul Nordic can accommodate 60 people, offers full cargo deck capacity, and logistical support to extend full usage flexibility.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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