DeepOcean Signs Long Term Charter for Subsea Construction Vessel

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Rem Forza, image: Rem Offshore

Norwegian subsea contractor DeepOcean AS is hoping to sign a major contract at the end of this week according to Chief Financial Officer Dennis de Vreede. In the meantime however, they have pulled the trigger on a 3 year charter contract with Rem Offshore for the Rem Forza, a 7,692 gross ton, MT 6022-design subsea construction vessel featuring a moonpool, a hanger for two work-class ROVs and a 25 ton active heave compensated crane.

The company notes this charter contract comes with three yearly extension options.

With global oil prices in the gutter, De Vreede anticipates 2015 “will be a challenging year” for his company which has recently announced a company reorganization that has their leadership focusing on two main areas, the Greater North Sea (GNS) and “the rest of the world.”

Rem Offshore’s offshore construction vessel Rem Pioneer also gained more work today in the form of a one-year extension with Micoperi SRL bringing the firm contracted period to February 2016, with a further possibility to extend it for one more year.