来源：Offshore Energy 2021-12-20
翻译：国际海事信息网 顾晋瑄 张运鸿
挪威海工船船东Solstad Offshore公司与一家信息不详的租船主签订了一份长期合同，即使用其一艘平台供应船（platform supply vessels，PSVs）支持北海作业。
Solstad Offshore公司周一宣布了这个赢下新合同的消息，同时其表示他们提供的是“Normand Flipper”号平台供应船。该公司确认该船合同为一年期限。
在过去几年里，这艘船多次在北海进行过作业。最近的一次是去年2月由Premier Oil UK公司预订使用的。该公司与Solstad公司的“Normand Flipper”号签订了四口油井的固定合同，外加期权。
该合同当时预计在2020年5月至6月间生效，持续约400天，为Premier Oil公司在北海南部“Tolmount”区的自升式钻井平台“Valaris JU-123”作业提供支持。
Solstad clinches another vessel deal for North Sea ops
Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has been awarded a long-term contract for one of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) by an undisclosed charterer to support operations in the North Sea.
Solstad Offshore announced the new contract win on Monday, explaining it is for the provision of the PSV Normand Flipper. The company confirmed the vessel is contracted for a firm period of one year.
This contract, which is expected to start during December 2021, stipulates that the PSV will support activities in the UK North Sea. The 2003-built Normand Flipper is of a UT745E design.
During the past few years, this vessel carried out multiple operations in the North Sea. The most recent ones were booked by Premier Oil UK in February last year. The company contracted Solstad’s Normand Flipper for four wells firm plus options.
The contract was expected to start between May and June 2020 and last around 400 days supporting the jack-up drilling rig Valaris JU-123 at Premier Oil’s Tolmount location in the southern North Sea.
The last month of the year is proving to be very lucrative for Solstad as the company reported several new contract awards.
Earlier this month, the firm secured contracts with Equinor (for operations in Brazil), Santos (for operations offshore Australia), another undisclosed North Sea operator and Woodside.
Solstad has also been selling off its fleet in the past few months and the latest sale was completed on Friday.
This is Solstad’s third successful sale of a vessel in the last two months. The first vessel was sold only a few days before the second sale was completed in November.