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Solstad captures four vessel charters

Tue 11 Jul 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

Solstad captures four vessel charters
Normand Ferking will provide anchor handling services for Statoil in the North Sea for another year

Solstad Farstad has secured charters for its offshore support vessels in Brazil and Norway, boosting its revenues for the year. The latest contract award involves the charter of 2007-built anchor handler BOS Turquesa by Brazilian state energy group Petrobras.

This UT 722L design vessel, with a bollard pull of 190 tonnes, will be chartered by Petrobras for one year firm from this month. There is also a one-year charter extension option on the table.

In another deal, Solstad Farstad gained a contract from Statoil for one of its main anchor handlers operating in Norway. Statoil has chartered Normand Ferking, starting in September 2017, for a firm period of one year. This is an extension to the existing contract between the two companies for the vessel and another year option available for the anchor handler.

Normand Flower and Normand Jarstein contracted for renewable energy project work

Solstad Farstad has also entered into a contract with Prysmian Powerlink Srl for hire of the construction support vessel Normand Flower for four months. This contract is due to commence on 15 July. In one more deal, Solstad Farstad has secured a three-month contract from Tideway for construction support vessel Normand Jarstein, starting in September. These vessels will be used for offshore renewable energy projects.

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