Statoil awards Simon Møkster Shipping contracts for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV), and Havila Shipping ASA for one ERRV.
The contacts have a total value, included options, of NOK 2.7 billion. The vessels will be part of Statoil’s area-wide emergency response on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
The emergency response vessels play an important role in addressing government authorities’ and the company’s own requirements for rescue, hospital, fire-fighting, emergency towing and oil spill preparedness.
“Statoil has an extensive emergency preparedness system on the NCS, and through the contracts we have secured four vessels that are tailored to our waters. I look forward to continuing our long-standing and good partnership with Simon Møkster Shipping and Havila Shipping,” says Philippe F. Mathieu, Statoil’s senior vice president for joint operations support.
Philippe MathieuPhilippe F. Mathieu, Statoil’s SVP for joint operations support, looks forward to working closely with Simon Møkster Shipping and Havila Shipping about important emergency preparedness tasks on the NCS in the years ahead.
The contracts will run for seven years, with five one-year extension options.
The three vessels from Simon Møkster Shipping are ‘Stril Poseidon’, ‘Stril Merkur’ and ‘Stril Herkules’. Havila Shipping has been awarded a contract for the vessel ‘Havila Troll’.
Statoil has a total of six ERRV vessels on the NCS, and one vessel currently being upgraded to an adequate relief vessel.
The vessels will cover emergency response services on the NCS together with the 24-hour operations centre at Sandsli. In addition, Statoil has five operative SAR helicopters on the NCS.
“Safety and emergency preparedness are top priorities in our operations. Through the new contracts we are well prepared for important emergency response tasks on the NCS in the years to come. The contracted vessels incorporate some of the most sophisticated technologies for emergency response offshore,” says Mathieu.