Prosafe, a Cyprus-based owner of semi-submersible accommodation/service rigs has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed client for the provision of the Safe Scandinavia accommodation support rig at a project in the British sector of the North Sea.
The firm period of the contract is 187 days with on-site operations planned to commence April 2013. Total value of the contract for the firm period is about USD 58.1 million.
Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984 at the Aker Verdal yard to an Aker H-3.2E design.
The rig has a twelve (12) point, all chain mooring system allowing station keeping in the harshest of environments.
With a maximum of 583 beds, two workshops and 60 workstations, together with very high levels of accommodation, good cranage and a high payload capacity, the Safe Scandinavia is an offshore support vessel suitable for construction, commissioning and remedial work.
The rig has been under contract with BP Norge AS serving as a flotel on the Valhall field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Safe Scandinavia has had several assignments on the Valhall field. The last contract expired in March 2012. The current contract with BP expires in January 2013.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, July 31, 2012