Offshore Slump Has Norway’s Eidesvik Turning to Wind

Acergy Viking - uten Acergy LOGO.jpg (article_image)The prolonged slump in the offshore oil and gas market has Norwegian offshore service specialists Eidesvik turning to offshore wind for work amid

Eidesvik Offshore announced this week that it has entered into a service and support vessel with Siemens Wind Power, its first contract within offshore wind sector.

Under the agreement, Eidesvik’s vessel Acergy Viking has been chartered to Siemens for nine months as an accommodation and service vessel in German sector of the North Sea.

Eidesvik said for some time it has looked into offshore wind as a strategic business segment and now has secured the first contract in this segment.

The vessel will undertake a short mobilization, which includes installing an offshore gangway system, prior to the contract commencement in August.

“I am pleased with our organizations ability to adapt to a new marked and that we now will enter a new business segment with one of our existing Subsea vessels. The Acergy Viking has been in lay-up for a short period and we are glad that she will be out in operation again,” Eidesvik CEO Jan Fredrik Meling said in a statement.