Island Victory has secured more work in the Barents Sea this spring. Early April the vessel commenced a 60-90 days contract for Ocean Installer at Johan Castberg and Askeladd. Equinor is the end customer for both fields.

Island Victory chartered by Ocean Installer

“The vessel and its crew have already completed some heavy jobs in the Barents Sea this winter. Island Victory has carried out several pre-lays of anchor systems - jobs where she substituted three vessels alone, proving unparalleled capacity and significant savings both for the customer and for the environment. It also reduces operational risk,” says Tommy Walaunet, Managing Director of Island Offshore Management AS.

“We are very pleased to be awarded these jobs by Ocean Installer, and hope that this can be the beginning of a long lasting collaboration between our companies.”

At Askeladd Island Victory will get the chance to demonstrate her flexibility and capacity also within subsea work. Scope of work includes installation of subsea manifolds and performing extensive survey and subsea activity, using the vessel’s two work ROVs as well as the 250 tonnes offshore crane.

At Johan Castberg Island Victory will install a complete mooring system, including 15 suction anchors and 11.450 metres of Ø170mm chain. The chain itself has a weight of about 590kg per metre in air.

Safety first

In March Ocean Installer’s construction crew and Equinor representatives was gathered at the Offshore Simulator Centre in Ålesund for co-training with bridge crew and a crane operator from Island Victory. Together they reviewed all the comprehensive procedures for the job, and further simulated the upcoming operations and potential scenarios.

“Co-training and familiarization is valuable to all parties; making the operations significantly safer. Both Island Offshore and client crew are now prepared for the upcoming tasks. Meeting face to face is also of great value as these teams will live and work together under demanding conditions offshore. This way we can align terminology and understanding, ensuring a more coordinated team on board,” Walaunet rounds off.

Source: Island Offshore