Yesterday, February 17th, Norway-based Eidesvik Offshore took the delivery of the subsea construction ship Viking Neptune and has drawn a long-term loan facility in the amount of $124 million alongside Nordea and Eksportkreditt Norway/GIEK in order to provide the necessary financial funds for the vessel which according to schedule is to begin work in the following month of March on a contract with Technip.
Photo: Helge Brandal/Eidesvik
The 145m x 31m vessel is the biggest ship delivered thus far by shipbuilder Kleven Verft's Eidesvik shipyard. The vessel was designed by the Salt Ship Design company.
She is equipped with a 400t offshore crane, as well as a 100t offshore crane, which will allow the vessel to carry out heavy underwater installations. Along with that the ship also has a carousel with a capacity for 4,400 tons of flexible pipes, as well as a 2,600 sq.m cargo deck and is able to accommodate 150 people.
The Viking Neptune has been constructed to ice class ICE 1B, thus allowing her to function in arctic waters.