Five-month W2W charter for ‘Polar Queen’

Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has been awarded a five-month charter for its Construction Support Vessel Polar Queen.

Illustration: Polar Queen in the Gulf of Mexico. Source: GC Rieber/Photographer: Christopher Petersen

The Norwegian firm said on Monday the contract was with “a European offshore client,” without revealing the identity of the client.

The unnamed client will have an option to extend the contract by up to one month.”

“The project is the same as Polar Queen was engaged on during the summer of 2018 and 2019. The vessel will be used in the British sector to perform accommodation services and walk-to-work duties, and commencement will be in April 2020,” GC Rieber said.

Einar Ytredal, CEO of GC Rieber Shipping: “We are pleased with securing backlog in a [continuously]  challenging market. Polar Queen has proven her success in the walk-to-work market, and we are proud to see that the vessel and her capabilities are recognized by our clients.”

The Polar Queen CSV was built at Freire Shipyard in Spain, and was delivered in October 2011.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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