Maersk Supply Service said it has fixed the newbuild subsea support vessels vessel (SSV) Maersk Involver for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expected to commence start-April 2019.
Delivered in November 2017, the Stingray class Maersk Involver features DP3 station keeping capabilties and 120 modern single cabins. The vessel has been outfitted with an Ampelmann E-type active motion-compensated gangway system and pedestal, as well as a boat landing to perform personnel transfer via crew transfer vessels.
Maersk Supply Service said its first long-term walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark was awarded to Maersk Supply Service in July 2018, for anchor handling tug supply vessel Maersk Tracker to provide multi-purpose field support for three years firm in the North Sea.
“The work performed by Maersk Tracker has demonstrated that we can respond to specific client requirements and consistently deliver safe and successful operations,” said Chief Commercial Officer Carsten Gram Haagense. “This second contract gives us the opportunity to showcase the advanced capabilities of Maersk Involver in the Danish North Sea and continue our cooperation with Total Denmark as a reliable long-term partner.”
The Stingray class SSVs are a series of versatile vessels designed together with Marin Teknikk and built as a flexible, stable and reliable platform for deep- and shallow-water operations. The vessels feature an efficient propulsion set-up, a 400 t active heave compensated crane and two work class remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) capable of operating in up to 3,000 m water depth. The large 1,850 m2 free deck is designed with hundreds of non-welding, sea fastening features and cofferdams are built in above all tanks.