Statoil said it has awarded Simon Møkster Shipping AS contracts to handle three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV), and Havila Shipping ASA for one ERRV.
In a statement by Statoil released shortly, the contract value is NOK2.7 billion
The company said the vessels will be part of Statoil’s area-wide emergency response on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Commenting on the development, Philippe F. Mathieu, Statoil’s senior vice president for joint operations support.
“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,”
He added that “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”.