Reach Subsea has entered into a 3-year contract with Eidesvik Offshore for provision of ROV services on Viking TBN, a subsea construction vessel to be delivered from Kleven Yard in March 2015.
The scope of services from Reach Subsea include two new work ROVs with full crewing, and is expected to yield annual revenues of approximately NOK 40 million ($6.1 million), whereof NOK 10 million ($1.5 million) is guaranteed by Eidesvik.
In addition, Reach Subsea will under the agreement with Eidesvik market the Viking TBN as a subsea spread for own projects, thereby increasing the company’s base of marketable assets to 5 vessels in 2015.
Also, the Viking TBN – a large subsea vessel with a length of 145 meters and a 400 tonne crane – adds diversity to the vessel base and contributes to increasing the company’s addressable market, the company said in the release.
CEO Jostein Alendal says: “This contract is essentially a collaboration agreement where Eidesvik contributes a state of the art large subsea vessel, and Reach contributes first class equipment and highly qualified subsea personnel. We believe the combination will be a competitive alternative for our customers, and expect to prove this through contract awards in the near future.”