Troms Offshore Supply AS has taken delivery of a new build no 817 at VARD Aukra shipyard in Norway. A naming ceremony was held in Bergen on Friday 31st January and the ship was named MV Troms Arcturus.
Troms Arcturus is a clean design diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply Vessel), 94.5 metres long and 21 metres wide with a free deck area of 1 170 m2 and a deadweight of 5 660 t, and she is one of the largest PSVs operating in Norway. PSV 07 is a new innovative design developed by STX OSV and is a larger version of the well proven PSV 09 design. Troms Arcturus is a Clean Design environmentally friendly ship with focus on low fuel consumption and low emission of greenhouse gases. The vessel is further arranged for rapid response operations, including rescue of personnel and oil recovery operations. The ship is prepared for winterized operations, including the class notations ICE C and DEICE.
Following the naming ceremony in Bergen MV Troms Arcturus will enter a long term contract for Statoil. The ship will primarily be positioned for operations in the North Sea and in the Barents Sea, will fly Norwegian NOR flag with a crew of 28 split on two shifts.
Troms Offshore Supply AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc., which is the leading provider of Offshore Services Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry. The company has its head office in New Orleans.
Troms Offshore operates a fleet comprising 13 ships from its home port in Tromsø in Northern Norway. The Company owns five large Clean Design PSVs with a deck area in excess of 1,000 m2 and one medium size PSV with a deck area of 850m2. The Company is in the process of expanding its fleet of large, environmentally friendly ships for operations in the North Sea and in arctic waters. Based on its experience and competence from operating in challenging arctic waters, Troms Offshore focuses on expanding its position as a leading provider of offshore supply services in Northern Norway and in arctic areas.