Norwegian oil major Statoil has declared a one-year option for one of Eidesvik’s platform supply vessels.

Eidesvik said on Monday that Statoil exercised a one-year option for Viking Energy. The extension is set to begin in April this year.

Viking Energy PSV to stay with Statoil for another year
Caption: Platform supply vessels Viking Energy - Image courtesy of Leo Dirkx

According to the company, the extension is in direct continuation of the current contract.

Eidesvik added that the vessel would be prepared for shore power, and equipment for better fuel consumption measurement would be installed.

The previous deal for the vessel was also an extension from November 2015. The extension was for two years, starting April 2016. Under the extension, the contract got a further one-year option.

The Viking Energy was built by the Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel is 95 meters long and 20.4 wide and can accommodate 20 people.

According to AIS data from Monday, the platform supplier is currently moored in Mongstad, Norway.

Source: Offshore Energy Today