Eidesvik takes delivery of Viking Poseidon

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Eidesvik Offshore, through its associate Eidesvik OCV KS, has taken delivery of the subsea construction vesselViking Poseidon.

The vessel was built by Ulstein Verft and is a an Ulstein SX121 design with the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW design. The vessel has an overall length of 130m, breadth of 25m and a large cargo deck area of 1,700m².

Up to 105 persons can be accommodated and the vessel is equipped with two moonpools, a 250 ton active heave compensated offshore crane, ROV hangar, diesel-electric machinery and helicopter deck.

A long-term facility of NKr 608 million has been drawn with Eksportfinans ASA to finance the vessel. The loan is guaranteed by GIEK and Sparebank 1 SR-bank.

The vessel will commence an eight year contract with Veolia ES Special Services Inc when the sea trials of the offshore crane are completed. The contract has a value for the firm period of more than NKr 1 billion.

Eidesvik Offshore has, through its associate Eidesvik Shipping, purchased Eidesvik Invest’s 5 per cent share of Eidesvik OCV KS.

Eidesvik Offshore now has a 100 per cent of the shares of Eidesvik OCV following the purchase.

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