Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has been awarded a contract by Northern Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig ENERGY EXERTER from Malta to Northern Europe in January 2012.
The Fairstar open stern, semi-submersible vessel FJELL is expected to load the ENERGY EXERTER in early January and sail immediately afterwards towards a Northern European port to be determined at a later date by Northern Offshore. The contract value is USD 2.8million.
Hylke van den Berg, Director of Client Services for Fairstar commented “We appreciate the confidence Northern Offshore has shown in Fairstar. Safely crossing the Bay of Biscay in January requires careful planning and experienced seamanship. Our Team at Fairstar has a special connection with the ENERGY EXERTER and we will ensure to use the same care on board FJELL for this voyage as was demonstrated on FJORD two years ago when we safely transported the rig from Kirkenes, Norway to Greece.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff, December 19, 2011; Image: Fairstar Heavy Transport