SURF and subsea construction contractor Ceona has entered into a one-year time charter commitment with Solstad Offshore ASA for the charter of the CSV Normand Pacific. The charter will start in early April 2014 and has an option for extension.
Ceona will mobilise a new vertical lay tower, reel drive systems and two modern high-powered work class ROVs on the vessel in the Gulf of Mexico early April, equipping her to be available and ready for projects by mid-April 2014.
Stuart Cameron, Ceona’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is an important strategic charter for Ceona, and one that will enable us to offer and deliver yet more SURF projects to our clients on a global basis. Having the Normand Pacific in our fleet will complement the Polar Onyx, due for delivery in March 2014, and the Ceona Amazon, due to be delivered in January 2015. With these three vessels Ceona is able to offer a very broad range of rigid, flexible, umbilical and deep water subsea construction services, in a safe and competitive manner.”
Press Release, December 12, 2013